Some people would argue that a messy desk is a sign of genius – and actual geniuses like Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs would seem to be among them.
Others, like the people who actually work with and beside you, might find your mess less than endearing.
And beyond clutter, items that are varying degrees of inappropriate and downright disgusting are among the biggest workplace offenders, according to the human resources professionals we interviewed.
Here are a dozen desk “don’ts” that make you look less than professional.
1. An avalanche of dishes and Tupperware
2. A swarm of sticky notes
3. Suggestive pictures or calendars
4. An open purse
5. Anything to elevate your monitor that wasn’t built for the task
6. Political paraphernalia
8. Scattered toiletries
9. A pack of cigarettes
10. Solo cups
11. Seasonal decor that remains up all year round
12. Outrageous oddities
Source: Business Insider
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