It won't be long before Japanese tidy-lady Marie Kondo starts to tackle workplace tidiness. But until then, we'd all do well to adapt some of her home tips for office life, and start the year free from cluttered thoughts, old ideas, pens that don't work, inboxes full of miscellaneous mail items that we don’t know where to file and mountains of magazines and reports that we’ll one day get around to reading. 

We owe to ourselves and our clients to keep focussed, cut through the noise, work efficiently and avoid get side-tracked. Don’t wait for that new book to come out – take a deep breath, open your cupboards and start February with less not more.