"Order, disorder, light, and other subtle influences on performance and customers"

The Small Cues: environmental factors

One of the environmental factors that influences our behavior and our performance is orderliness. Most of us agree that it is more pleasant to work in an organized, neat room. An organized workspace also saves time since it is easier to find things.

But what you may not know is that orderliness is also related to our self-regulation and self-control. Studies have found that sitting in a disorganized room increases the tendency to yield to temptation. People who sat in a disorganized room were more impulsive and were willing to spend more money on various items, some of them quite expensive, such as a high-end speaker or a ski vacation... read more

Multi Briefs - an article by professor Thalma lobel Whatever Works: The Small Cues That Make a Surprising Difference in Our Success at Work