Taking a walk for creativity

I’d love to work this way if someone will pay me to see if it really works.

To stoke creativity, crank out ideas and then step away
[Via EurekAlert! – Business and Economics]

(University of Texas at Austin) There is an effective formula for unlocking employees’ creative potential, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Employers should incentivize workers to produce an abundance of ideas — even mediocre ones — and then have them step away from the project for an ‘incubation period.’


From personal experience this is true. I do better writing if I quickly do a draft, let it sit for a bit and then come back to it. same with presentations.

Image: Eddi van W.