Messy Desks Spark Face-Off Over Clutter

The Wall Street Journal- March 19, 2014

With more employees working in open-plan offices and shared workspaces, look for more clashes over clutter…Just the sight of all the piles can stress out neat co-workers, distract them from work and even hurt their performance, research shows. Pressuring mess-makers to clean up isn’t easy, however, and it can backfire if they take offense…

The “clean desk” versus the “cluttered nest”
A kind of “neatness” Rorschach test.

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