|Whoever this may be, having a clean desk does not impact productivity.|
I am both celebrated and mocked, mostly by myself, for being nutty about clean working environments. I try to limit the distraction, giving myself the best fighting chance of seeing what it is I am supposed to do.
I've heard someone trained in psychiatry say that people generally crave order -- but I suspect this person read the emotional need in my appearance, one that said I needed validation for my eccentricities.
I accept myself for who I am. And yes, I did arrange some pens and notepads before writing this.