What Does Your Desk Say About You?

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On the radio, today, I heard a mini-broadcast about how the neatness of a worker’s desk affects his behavior. According to a study conducted at the University of Minnesota, workers seated at neatly organized desks tend to behave better (follow the rules) and make wiser choices (an apple as a snack instead of a candy bar) than those working at cluttered desks.

I looked up the study and found it on the  Association for Psychological Science (APS) website.

Turns out the radio blurb left something out. Workers seated at the cluttered desks were more creative and more innovative than workers with neatly organized workspaces.  Hopefully my daughter doesn’t read that or she’ll have one more excuse not to clean her room!

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