Information has recently come to light revealing that slobs may actually be MORE productive than their more ‘organized’ counterparts. A new book entitled “A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder” makes this groundbreaking claim.
In the book they argue that “neatness is overrated, costs money, wastes time and squashes creativity. They make some really good points in the article… like neatness is expensive!
“People who are really, really neat, between what it takes to be really neat at the office and at home, typically will spend anywhere from an hour to four hours a day just organizing and neatening” also “Hunting through messy piles has it’s value… You discover things that, if you had filed things or containerized them or purged them, you would never have seen them again. It becomes a natural reminder system”