Harvard Business Review’s Jackson G. Lu, Modupe Akinola, and Malia Mason have collaborated on this article to help us become more creative at work. Here are my key insights from their piece.
- Research demonstrates that by switching between problems at disciplined fixed intervals, we are likelier to achieve better results than if we focus on each issue at our own violation
- Taking brief but regular breaks enables our creative ideation, generating more novel and individual ideas than if we don’t take the time to step away for short spells
- So, consciously insert small breaks into any task that involves getting your creative juices flowing—even if you feel like you may be on a roll