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Working at a clean office may promote conventionality, a messy office may stimulate creativity

Einstein had once said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

Now we might have an answer.

In a study, conducted by psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs and her fellow researchers at the University of Minnesota, 48 participants in both clean and messy rooms were asked to come up with as many uses for ping pong balls as possible.

The result?