Thursday, December 21, 2006

Using mess for success

As one who has long tried to keep his workspace clean enough to start the day productively, instead of sorting and clearing, I was interested to read of a movement to embrace disorder. Here's a sample:
Studies are piling up that show that messy desks are the vivid signatures of people with creative, limber minds (who reap higher salaries than those with neat “office landscapes”) and that messy closet owners are probably better parents and nicer and cooler than their tidier counterparts. It’s a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands.
You can read more in the New York Times House & Home section (registration required, most likely).

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