Nothing kills creativity like a cramped cubicle.
And that’s not just an opinion. The research is there, showing that where we work greatly affects our productivity and creativity.
Some psychologists at Oregon State University made an interesting discovery in 2011.
Here’s what they found out through a study they did:
Rounded furniture encourages productivity and creativity more than straight-edged furniture.
Something about simply seeing straight edges in the objects around us, it affects our brains at the subconscious level, so that we end up thinking less creatively.
Sounds like King Arthur was onto something with his round table.
Studies have shown that plants affect our brains in similar ways. Simply looking at a plant can go a long ways towards restoring our creative brain power.
Here’s another one:
Light blue has been shown to be the most “productive” color. It encourages productivity in a way that other colors don’t.
In short, it matters where you work. And like I said, nothing kills creativity better than a cramped cubicle.
One of the perks of IPAS 2 is that you can choose where to work from.
You could even work at a round blue desk in a round blue room with a bunch of plants.
Want out of the cubicle?
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