Creative Thinking Exercises: 8 Steps To Workplace Creativity
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
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.
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.
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.”)
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.