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Creative Thinking Exercises: 8 Steps To Workplace Creativity


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Heh. Great lede:

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.

The list includes getting drunk, taking naps and showers, and other stuff that could lead to a visit from the HR Hitman.

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.

Read more: http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/08/creative-thinking-exercises/

My favorite technique is #6:

Relax, Get Happy, And Daydream

Watch comedy videos on YouTube. Seriously, it works.

(Tell people it’s another one of your “very serious creative thinking exercises.”)

Via Imagine: How Creativity Works:

After watching a short, humorous video— Beeman uses a clip of Robin Williams doing standup— subjects have significantly more epiphanies, at least when compared with those who were shown scary or boring videos.

More happy = More creative.

Read more: http://www.bakadesuyo.com/2013/08/creative-thinking-exercises/

I like it when taking breaks makes us more productive.

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