Cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind
Quote by Laurence J. Peter: If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mi...
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Is Your Messy Desk a Sign of a Cluttered Mind?
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If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk? This is a great little myth that is wheeled out by those with a messy desk to warrant not keeping their desk clean, however it can also be used without reference in the opposite by someone with a clean desk to explain the Zen of having an empty mind to be able to think clearly. While you have been reading this article and especially while you just scrolled through those photos you are making a lot of judgements and undertaking a lot of internal dialogue, especially about each one of the photos, this self talk provides a real insight into your core motivators. In particular this self talk has basically told you if you should or should not have a messy desk. Some comments you could have thought;. So what comes first the Messy Desk or the Creativity? Should you really have a messy desk?
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The man has quite an impressive list of lucid quotes. One that came to my mind last week is:. A disadvantage of a broadened attention letting in seemingly irrelevant information while trying to focus on solving a problem is that your thoughts easily get derailed, disorganised or tangential. In other words, with a cluttered mind it is more difficult to channel the abundance of information into a specific cognitive task. This disadvantage in its more extreme form can even be a symptom of schizophrenia, which is one of the reasons why scientists have established a link between creativity and mental illness. The important advantage however of a mind cluttered with random thoughts is that it becomes easier to associate disparate ideas that dwell in different knowledge networks.
Newton A. Edward Earle Purinton? William C. Dear Quote Investigator: Office workers whose desks are covered with a jumble of papers are criticized with the following adage. Here are three versions:. Quote Investigator: This maxim is difficult to trace because it can be expressed in many ways.
Are you cluttered or creative if your desk looks like an F5 tornado rumbled through? HR managers in the U. In a new survey from the OfficeTeam staffing service , 68 percent of HR managers indicated it was at least somewhat all right for your desk to be untidy. Nine percent even said it signifies that you're creative. But 32 percent of HR managers said they'd wonder whether someone with a messy desk also would be a mess when it comes to organization and effectiveness. Gina Dilusant, a publicist at PR Revolution in New Jersey, said she and her officemate maintain spotless, organized desks.