Here's a great solution to insure you never pile up overdue work on your desk. Add something that makes you smile instead and fills any empty space where papers could get dumped. Something you can gaze at on occasion when you have to pull your eyes and brain away from your computer screen. We had to call out our "CECTLA" staff for these goodies: The Curators of Eye Candy To Look At.
Some of these make great paperweights. On your desk your preventing paper pile up. However, if you need the desk space, these all look great on a bookcase or storage shelf where visitors will be wowed by your fabulous design savvy.