Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ode to Clutter

What we have all suspected all along...
A Perfect Mess
The Hidden Benefits of Disorder
How crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place

Eric Abrahamson, professor of management at Columbia Business School and author of A Perfect Mess, says many people function well with cluttered workstations and the real problem is that they offend tidy types who make them feel guilty. In fact, says Prof Abrahamson: "If I had to make a new year's resolution it wouldn't be to declutter my desk, it would be to stop feeling guilty about the clutter on my desk. Take the time you'd spend organizing your workplace and spend it with your kids instead."
(from an article in FT.com about another neat freak preaching cleaning things up, etc. etc.)

Right On! Amen! Wa-Hoo!