For our second instalment of Desk of the Month, our monthly feature showcasing the workstations of successful businesspeople, we’ve asked Susannah Morgan, Deputy MD of Energy PR, to tell us a bit about her desk…
“When I was asked to do Desk of the Month by Dale Office Interiors, I initially considered tidying up. But then I thought, I should really give you the authentic experience. “I work in PR, which is an industry that’s driven by new and interesting ideas but requires a high level of organisation, so it’s ideal for the non-existent type of person who is naturally both creative and great at keeping a number of plates spinning at once.
“My desk pretty neatly represents my efforts to cultivate those opposing aspects of my personality, which you’ll see from my creativity notebook (1) – the one covered in tiger-themed wrapping paper – which I use to jot down any and all campaign ideas I have, directly next to my collection of identical work notebooks (2) which I use to, well, do my actual work.
“I really loved this brand of work notebook so I got in the habit of buying the exact same one every time I finished my previous notebook, I did this for years until the brand went bust and I nearly lost my mind trying to find a replacement that was similar in size. I eventually found a suitable replacement and bought loads of them just in case (I had been burnt before and learnt my lesson) but, as soon as I did, my old notebook brand was reborn. Typical.”
“I’ve been working in this industry for a while now and despite the fact that I’m still a very, VERY young and dynamic operator (please pay no notice to the ‘I’d rather be 39’ mug (3), I occasionally and inexplicably show flashes of ‘old-school’; I really do prefer a physical dictionary and thesaurus to Google for example (4).
“Your eye may be drawn to my pixelated box of sweary pencils (5) (edited to keep this post safe for work). I have two children and, as any parent will tell you, managing your language is one of the major challenges of parenthood. My friend, also a mum, gave me these profanity pencils as a gift to allow me to get my F-bomb fix in the child-free zone that is the Energy PR office.
“Other than that, there’s nothing really of note. I have a couple of newspapers (6) on my desk so I can keep up with the news agenda, a stack of papers in my ‘in’ and ‘out’ trays (7), a computer and phone obviously, and a completely dried-out lemon (8) that I’ve had on my desk for five years. Pretty standard stuff.”
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