According to Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota, working in a messy space can boost creativity.  In an experiment, she put 48 people into messy or tidy rooms, and asked them think of new uses for Ping-Pong balls.  The people in both rooms came up with about the same number of ideas, but, the messy room subjects came up with more highly creative ideas; five times more to be precise.  So, do you need to make your workplace messier?  Maybe not!  When interviewed by Inc. Vohs agreed that a messy room may be best for brainstorming, but an orderly setting might be better for a fast meeting where a quick decision is required.

What’s your way to stay creative?

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Read by Amy Larson (U.S accent)

Study the words

Messy- untidy
Boost- increase
Came up with- invented, thought of
To be precise- exactly
Messier- more untidy
Orderly setting- tidy space
 
 
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