Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Cluttered Desk is Good for You? I don't think so!

Einstein supposedly said:

If a Cluttered Desk is a Sign of a Cluttered Mind, What's an Empty Desk a Sign Of?
I wouldn't take this as a call to make your desk more cluttered. What works for Al Gore or for Einstein most likely won't work for you. This because we are bad at multitasking, even worse than most of us think we are. We work the best when we can stay focused on a particular task for a period of time. A cluttered environment encourages the opposite behavior: it puts right in your face invitations to do something else.