Working alongside other people is still a way of life for most people. During those forty hours they are together each week, co-workers stand in for roommates, existing in close proximity, dining at adjacent desks and sometimes sharing a stapler. If a workspace is a reflection of what’s inside a brain, what does that say about the guy in the cube next door?
If his space is a mess, he might be disorganized… or highly creative. Can he easily find what he needs, even if nobody else can? Some people are visually oriented, but that need to keep everything in plain sight can translate into fire hazard: piles of paper, folders, books and office supplies scattered across the desk and spilling onto the nearby chairs, onto the floor and into the hallway.