Tidy desk vs messy desk: What is best?

To work and maintain an organized desk can promote a healthy lifestyle, generosity, empathy and fairness, the latest research shows.

But, on the other hand, a messy desk in “organized chaos” has its advantages, enhancing creativity and the emergence of new ideas.

In a new study by the University of Minnesota and published in Psychological Science, psychology scientist Kathleen Vohs gives us the conclusions she has reached.

 Messy Desks 

People with messy desks are more creative. Chaotic minds can find solutions and solutions out of the ordinary. Kathleen Vohs

The results of the study are in line with the opinions of Eric Abrahamson and David H. Freeman, the authors of the book “Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder,” which believe that time spent for arranging, cleaning and maintaining is time lost.

Organized Desks 

An organized desk can make you feel peaceful, with a clear mind and ready to face the tasks of the day. Gandhi said that “cleanliness is close to godliness”.

Studies show that those who are organized are more inclined to make virtuous decisions. If you prefer an organized office, you will do more charity, help those around you and become more empathetic.

Another result of the research was that organized parties are more inclined to comply with the rules and make less risky decisions.

In terms of adopting new technology or applications, those who prefer a messy environment are more likely to choose the newer application.

What kind of desk are you?

Look at your desk and ask yourself which part of the spectrum you are: in the organized part, who thinks in order and discipline or in the creative part, with a thought outside the box, willing to break some rules?

The answer is in front of you.

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