By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
Arguably, messiness can be liberating and comforting at times. Some study suggest that being untidy particularly in your work station will make your creative juices flow than usual. This make sense for busy and imaginative people, but a plain excuse for the majority. If you bring your untidiness in other areas of your populated office, then isn’t they right for saying it just a bad habit?
“Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights,” the researchers at the University of Minnesota shared about their study on the impact of neat and cluttered work space for people. “Orderly environments, in contrast, encourage convention and playing it safe.”
Meantime, the same study noted that you can also be creative, trustworthy, and generous if you keep your surrounding neat. In the long run your good work habit produces good working relationship with your officemates. This is complete opposite if it happens you are notorious chaotic coworker. It is understandable your untidiness is the effect of stressful state of mind and toxic workload. That’s not the case if you constantly left a sink with food crumbs, toilets with you used tissues or a room with your litters. Your colleagues will naturally think you’re just an office slob. If it’s okay in your house, then remember to leave your habit there.
“Offices are microcosms of our broader communities. They reflect a value system,” Behavioural researcher and strategist Dan Gregory said in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.” It’s not just about being tidy, neat and meeting others’ expectations, it’s about respect for others and self-respect.”
Gregory added that slovenly office workers create rifts and should maintain the way or neat their stations. The slob trait of employees overpower their other good features such as hard work and diligence. In his assessment office slobs are divided into three groups those who lax in what they wear, careless thinkers, and those messy in their spaces.