Researchers from the University of Minnesota have proven what we’ve known all along: folks with messy desks tend to be more creative. Three experiments were conducted, one of which stuck people in two environments, one neat and one grubby. The people in the grubby room were more likely to choose new stuff compared to their counterparts in the neat room — and we all know trying new things drives creativity.
The study, which was published in the Journal Psychological Science, was aptly named Physical Order Produces Healthy Choices, Generosity, and Conventionality, Whereas Disorder Produces Creativity. Think that would make a great song title for a track produced in a messy studio.