Just about every set of company guidelines today has some kind of Clean Desk policy. And clean desks are also a necessity for workplace seat flexibility (hot-desking). The absolute last thing that should be cluttering your desk when you sit down to it for the day are the last person’s budgets or contracts that have no point for you. And when you come in and there are all kinds of papers at the spot where you want to sit, you have no idea whether that spot’s taken, or just untidy. And that can make you pretty mad.