Spring cleaning: It’s an expression that’s so old, we’ve forgotten what it means. In households it used to involve hanging area rugs outside on the clothesline and beating the dust out. Reorganizing kitchen cabinets. Flipping the mattress. What would spring cleaning mean for your business?
Years ago, I met a bank CEO. I was always impressed that he started and ended each day with a completely clear desk. Most of us, myself includes, are far less organized. It’s been said a messy desk is a sign of genius. It’s also been said it’s the sign of a cluttered mind. I often think disorganization is something that slows us down. We don’t know where things are, so we don’t bother to look for them.