I am all for an organized desk, specially if we are talking about a recording studio desk. Who wants to do a recording with so many stuff on top of a desk? The creative mind will surely find it hard to concentrate that way.
I know this because a friend of mine is a music album producer. He is still new to the industry as such but he’s been a music artist for years. I remember him poring over a well-used notebook in class back in high school. It contained songs he wrote and I learned that he made some of it into music.