Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What does your desk say about you?

I saw this press release below about a contest about office desks and found the contest to be a fun thing. I'm wondering if any teachers had seen it, as teachers' desks do say a lot about them, their personality and how they work.

Lifehacker does a lot of features like this about people's workspaces and I always find it interesting.

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Take a look at the winners' desks (click on their name below) and look a the Lifehacker features - it's fun.

What's your desk look like? What does it say about you?

Here is my desk.

  • Calendar and schedules posted on the cubicle wall.
  • Reference books and notebooks (and good ol' Al Einstein) on the left - I still have a couple of books and notebooks that I use in paper form
  • Photos of my wife and daughter
  • water bottles
  • Evernote split cup holder - holds a couple of pens and my smartphone when charging
  • spot for laptop with power cable, Ethernet cable, and mouse ready to go
  • desktop organizer with pens, binder clips, tools and such
  • Evernote scanner (scans right into Evernote) 
  • And the most important item - coffee mug

Simple, clean, efficient. (I'm very organized at work, not as much at home - hard to do with a toddler running around :-) )

 Alison Beckwith, 301-699-0148,
      OFM Announces Winners of ‘My Desk Says’ Contest
Contestants let their desks speak for themselves

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — OFM, a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler, announced the winners of the “My Desk Says” social media contest. The contest asked office workers to share photos on Twitter of their desks along with the hashtag #MyDeskSays and a brief description of what their desk said about them and their work.
“The office desk is really just an extension of the human mind,” said Blake Zalcberg, chief executive officer at OFM. “This is the workshop where you do your thinking every day, basically, and it can be revealing, often unintentionally, about what’s going through your head. It was fascinating to see what people thought about their desks in this contest.”
Jan Repman of Etters, Pa., won the “Messiest Desk” award, while Philip Bock of Kohler, Wis., was the winner of the “Most Organized Desk”.Krista Bainbridge of Milwaukee won the “Catch-All Desk” award. The winners will all receive an OFM chair of their choice.
In previous contests, OFM has asked office workers to share creative ways they prevent coworkers from stealing their stapler, what kinds of doodles they draw in long meetings, and why they deserved an “office makeover.”
“Contests like this allow OFM to see office furniture in its natural habitat,” added Zalcberg. “We always learn something new about how people use our products when we ask them to share photos or even just stories about what they do at work. And I think that people get a kick out of sharing them too. The modern office can be an interesting place.”
About OFM
Founded in 1995, OFM is a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler with headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C. and operations in Phoenix, Ariz., and Taiwan. OFM contracts with manufacturers in Mexico, Taiwan and China to design furniture and products that meet the highest industry standards. It specializes in providing affordable, quality furniture through a dealer network to businesses, government offices, health care and educational facilities. OFM products are sold through a variety of retailers, mail-order catalogs and online dealers including Office Depot, Wayfair, Overstock, and National Business Furniture. 

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