Norman’s desk wasn’t perfect, but his staff person down the hall was much worse. Stacks of paper everywhere! In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias describes how she advised her client when he should worry about his team member’s desk habits.

Things to consider are: (1) if the person handles confidential information, (2) proximity to clients, and (3) other signs of disorganization.


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.