Forget ‘Lean In.’ Maybe we should lean back! — Reclaiming time to be creative.

Creative people’s most important resource is their time—particularly big chunks of uninterrupted time—and their biggest enemies are those who try to nibble away at it with e-mails or meetings. Indeed, creative people may be at their most productive when, to the manager’s untutored eye, they appear to be doing nothing.

From The Economist: In Praise of Laziness — Businesspeople would be better off if they did less and thought more

Read the full article if you can spare a few minutes. It features Teresa Amabile, the author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work.

One Response to Forget ‘Lean In.’ Maybe we should lean back! — Reclaiming time to be creative.

  1. Patricia OConnor says:

    Wow! Thx H.

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