Insights into creativity, in the office or anywhere else. From the article:
“[E]vidence from science suggests that business people must be insane to use brainstorming groups,” writes the organizational psychologist Adrian Furnham. “If you have talented and motivated people, they should be encouraged to work alone when creativity or efficiency is the highest priority.”
A while back I rounded up a lot of the research and posted my four fundamental rules for increasing creativity.
But those aren’t all easy to do at the office.
What are some research-backed creative thinking exercises that address the challenges of the modern workplace?
Here are 8. They’re unconventional, but they work.
#1) Hide From The Boss
Yeah, you heard me. Creative thinking exercise #1 is run and hide from your boss.
Not 24/7, mind you, but definitely when you’re trying to knock out something new and original.
As Stanford MBA school professors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Bob Sutton point out,bosses can hurt creativity.
…when a group does creative work…
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