Messy desks and cluttered offices are signs of a creative mind. It’s true — at least according to a study published in Psychological Science.
I have to say, I apparently have known that all along because my office is absurdly messy. I like to believe I can find everything when I need it, but I’d be lying to myself. In fact, most of the time I have to go out and buy a second one of something I need because I simply don’t have the patience to find it.
And, because I think I’m so productive that it’s easier to stop looking and just get what I need — I mean Staples is so organized, right? Whatever I want or need. They got that. They promise.
The truth is, it seems, there are many reasons to stop lying to myself and clean up my office. One of them is that, according to the Cleaning Services Group, “viruses can linger on unclean surfaces.” (I know this but actually reading it is disturbing, right?)
The second reason we should all spend some time decluttering is that “a cluttered desk may well be reducing your productivity.” (See infographic for a bunch of reasons why a clean office is better for all of us.)
In fact, an experiment conducted at Harvard University revealed “messy, untidy workplaces can undermine people’s persistence in completing tasks, therefore affecting productivity.”
In other words, keeping your workspace neat will encourage all of us to get more done, meet deadlines and stay ahead of my responsibilities. OK, at least I’ll save some time and money not going out to buy duplicate supplies. That makes sense.
Do you know what else makes sense? Keeping your online office tidy, as well. Face it, your website is your digital headquarters and if it’s a hodge-podge of design with crappy furniture (content) and crumbling walls (your back-end development) then no one will hang out with you. Further, if the map to your office (SEO) is screwed up, potential visitors will never even find you in the first place.
Therefore, stop spending money with a digital marketing company (think clean-up crew) that simply moves piles of crap from one place to another and sweeps dirt (broken links, poor SEO practices, bad content, etc.) under the proverbial rug.
We are Harmonia Media. Nice to meet you. Please give us a shot at getting your digital house in order. We even do Windows…. (LOL, see what I did there?!) Now, where is my squeegee?
Contact Harmonia Media today for a free phone consultation about your website and digital marketing strategy. We got this. We promise.