Slowing the work treadmill

Do you feel that your life at work is like running on a treadmill? Are you are forever attempting to keep up with all the demands placed upon you which include meetings, emails and deadlines. At the same time  is there pressure on you to be more creative and more productive?

Teresa Amabile, who has over 35 years of experience researching how companies work states  in an interview it would actually be better to do less. The single most important thing managers can do to enhance workplace creativity is “protecting at least 30 to 60 minutes each day for yourself and your people that’s devoted to quiet reflection,” she said.   By doing this, taking people off the treadmill, their creativity is unleashed. This then of course  directly links to the companies success.

Slowing the work treadmill | Harvard Gazette.


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