Desk Clutter Can Cut Careers

messy desk
messy desk

If your desktop is covered with stacks of paper, used coffee mugs, and sticky notes, you may find your career faltering, and messy work spaces may be shaping the way your co-workers and supervisors perceive you.

That's according to the OfficeMax Workspace Organization Survey, conducted by Kelton Research this month, which also found that more than two-thirds of Americans admit their organizational skills are lacking.

"If you are wondering what's holding you back from that promotion or why you weren't asked to be a part of new project team, take a look at your desk," said international organizational expert Peter Walsh, who just launched a new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network called 'Enough Already!'