Two fascinating and contrary facts I learned from a talk by Tim Smit who created The Eden Project:
1. Research shows that people with untidy desks are more intellectually organised than people with tidy desks. Why? The tidy ones forget about all the things they have in files or piles.
2. Research also shows that companies with ‘Strategies’ perform less well than companies without strategies. Why? Because having strategies tends to force you to stay on a path which may be useless – just to save face.
It’s better to stay flexible.