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Research Points to Increased Creativity at Messy Workspaces (Finally!)

At long last, messy workers can unite!

How many times have we heard the benefits of being organized and consequently more productive? Blah blah blah.

(Okay, yes we know the importance of a very tidy desk but go with us here, okay? It’s very rare to hear about benefits of being disorderly and we simply must bask in our brief but shining moment.)

If you’re like us and tend to um, embrace the clutter, you may get a kick out of this study.¬†A piece about workspace on 99u¬†mentioned a study conducted at the University of Minnesota. Apparently participants in a messy room were evaluated as more creative than participants in non-messy environments! Read more

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Four Ways to Get Paid For Not Working

Yes, you read that right!

Maybe you’re always the one burning the midnight oil on deadline at the office while one of your colleagues, ahem a slacker, sneaks in and out of the office for long lunches while no one notices.

Well, this piece on Forbes made us take notice.

Granted, it’s meant to be tongue in cheek so it’s not exactly like we’re endorsing loafing at the office. Sometimes we all need a splash of sense of humor to get us through the work week. This being one of them. Read more