A wise man once wrote, “a clean desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.” The tidiness of your room may affect how you think. A messy environment is more likely to spark creativity. University of Minnesota researchers placed one group of study participants in an orderly room and another group in a cluttered room, and asked both groups to think of unconventional uses for pingpong balls. Both groups came up with about the same number of ideas, but those generated by the people in the cluttered room were more innovative. Source: Success Got an interesting Fast Fact for a business audience? Please send and share it with our 1,653 subscribers. Click here to subscribe to Read|Delete and receive fast facts delivered weekly. firstname.lastname@example.org | 301.575.0332 | Biz Tek Today You can also connect with Offit Kurman via Facebook, Twitter,Google+,YouTube, and LinkedIn.