No, this desk is NOT the winner of a prize for revealing workspaces.
And the winner is …
Wait wait wait! Taking a tip from the Academy Awards, I have to stretch this out for a bit.
Back in January, I offered a prize—a book of legal poetry—to a reader who shared a photo of their desk, messy or not. A description was invited but not required.
You may recall that my desk-psychosis grew deep as my own workspace got lost under piles. And I started to wonder what a clean or dirty desk says about each of us. Like my paper piles, that musing got pretty deep; read it here.)
I am happy to report that my messiness concerns resonated with readers. I heard from a number of folks who reported the state of their workspaces’ messiness levels.
As promised, I randomly selected a winner, and she is … K Royal. Congratulations, K!
K Royal’s desk photo won her a book of poetry (though storage bins might have been a better prize!).
And here is K’s description of her space:
“Your note about a messy desk made me laugh out loud, so although not noteworthy, here is mine. Yes … double monitors, family photos … including my dog, shoe tape dispenser, diamond post it note holder, Dutch slippers, m&m coffee mug, and although you may not be able to see them … shoe phone holders for two cell phones and a Hedwig mug to hold pens.”
She ends with a cheery but noncommittal “May your organization remain exactly what you need it to be!”
By coincidence (yes, it’s a coincidence), I’ve known K from when she was at ASU Law School. She’s gone on to other things (including a stint in Texas), and she’s now Privacy Counsel at Align Technology in San Jose, California.
Privacy Counsel? Hmm, am I allowed to mention that?
In any case, I hope K enjoys “Poetic Justice” as much as I did.
K, send me a note at email@example.com with your snail-mail address and I’ll get this posted tout de suite.
K Royal’s desk photo won her this book of poetry!