From INC: These seven famous geniuses had seven very different work spaces. Based on your desk, what kind of genius might you be?
1. Creative Clutter
Your desk is covered with documents and notes because you’re more interested in ideas than in making things tidy. Not to worry, though. If you really need to find a particular scrap of paper, you’re pretty sure where it’s lying in the stack.
Your role model: Albert Einstein.
Your desk is non-nonsense. You’ve got the tools you need to get the job done, with no distractions. Why waste space with photos or doodads? What’s important is getting the job done, as quickly as possible. You don’t have the time to daydream.
Your role model: Marie Curie.
3. The Game Room
You tend to work in bursts of creativity followed periods of relaxation where you collect your thoughts and ponder what to do next. Your work area has toys and games to occupy your time… and that of the many people who enjoy hanging out with you.
Your role model: Mark Twain.
4. The Organizer
Your brain works best when you put everything into categories. There’s a place for everything and nothing should be out of place. After all, without being organized, how could you possible take on so many different tasks and still be successful?
Your role model: Thomas Edison.
5. All Wired Up
Your office is control central, connected to everyone and everything. You’ve got a PC, a laptop, a tablet, a smartphone, an Apple Watch… and maybe more than one of each. You’ve got all the gadgets that go along with them, too, so you can work at light-speed.
Your role model: Nicola Tesla.
6. The Garden
To do your best work, you must feel connected with nature. You’ve got to have the window view and, if possible, a desk to work outside when the weather is nice. Your creativity blooms best when you’re closest to the flowers.
Your role model: Virginia Woolf.
7. Home Sweet Home
While others thrive in a busy office, you’d rather work surrounded by the objects and people you love. You have your best ideas after a leisurely cup of coffee or, later, a sip or two of claret. You’ve mastered the ability to work and live with elegance.
Your role model: Charles Darwin.