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Encourage employees to hold a "Walking Meeting" when possible. Some meetings don't require pen and paper just a melding of minds, for these instances, encourage employees to get out of the building and stretch their legs, as well as their minds, as they walk paths or sidewalks around the facility together.
Finding Inspiration on the Treadmill
When your job asks you to brainstorm on regular basis, even a marketing wunderkind will hit the creative wall once in a while. To keep those mental blocks to a minimum, Dr. Amantha Imber recommends aerobic exercise, citing a study by David Blanchette that concludes a little workout pays big dividends in creativity:
But group 1 wasn't so lucky after all. "The researchers found that groups 2 and 3 performed significantly better on the task than the no-exercise group," says Imber. With this in mind, she suggests:
"As well as concluding that aerobic exercise enhances creativity, [researchers] also point out that the positive effects of this activity are somewhat enduring, and certainly last at least up to two hours after completing the exercise" says Imber.
Source: Article submitted by Amantha Imber, from www.inventium.com.au.
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