A friend sent me the link to this article recently, that talks about why we should have messy desks – I have had, and will always have a messy desk, so it was an interesting read. It correlates a messy work space with increased creativity. I’m not sure there’s much scientific research to back to up but I’m going with it. As Einstein is quoted saying at the beginning of the article,
‘If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?’
Ha, get that, all you tidy people!