Messy Desk Vs Tidy Desk
Which one are you? The lover of the Messy Desk or the Tidy Desk?
There is a great school of thought that says the lover of the Messy Desk is a creative thinker and that this sort of relaxed atmosphere breeds freedom.
When asked about his messy desk, Einstein remarked “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”
Is being tidy just keeping up appearances and adhering to a Social Standard? Kathleen D. Vohs of the University of Minnesota thinks so and also says in her article in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/opinion/sunday/its-not-mess-its-creativity.html?_r=0
Messy Rooms = “highly creative” atmosphere and output.
So what about the Tidy Desk? I love a tidy desk as a clear space can help you think clearly and focus on the task in front of you.
Having a tidy desk also means being organised. Taking time looking for paperwork in a messy environment is unproductive and a time waster. Filing as you go and knowing where the documents you want saves time and frustration.
Why not go the whole hog and go paperless and be more organised with no paper. Saves on printing, filing and Toner.
If any of these ideas interest you or you just want to have a coffee and see what is possible, why not email me firstname.lastname@example.org.