Does riding herd on a bunch of messy employees make you feel like you’re the parent of teenagers who never want to clean their rooms? Wallace Imen at The Globe and Mail sums it up perfectly with his 4 categories of employees and how they tend to keep their desks. He makes a good point that just because you don’t see the mess doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Some workers look all neat and tidy on the surface but are secret hoarders whose file cabinets contain all manner of unnecessary junk. Check out his slideshow for symptoms and suggested remedies for filers, pilers, spreaders, and nesters. It’s pretty funny. It also shows that you have more tools at your disposal than just nagging via corporate memo. Providing the right office equipment can actually help resolve these problems for good.