Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Messy desk, creative mind?
They may be such a connection.
Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, had a messy office--how else would the life-saving mold get a foothold?
Yes, there is at least one study--Univ of Minnesota--people with messy desks more prone to risk-taking. Clean desks--rule followers.
When you are in the idea generating phase--chaotic desk. When going into production--maybe neater.
Keep things that could inspire.
And by the way, there are two types of messy--unkempt and dirty. Dirty may not be as inspiring--but, still, see Fleming (above).
My desk can get messy--I half read or half think something through and set it down--yes, I will pick it up again later.
I must be creative as all heck.
That guy in the pix--head of Zappos. Draw your own conclusions.