21 Mar 2023
A simple way to increase creativity is just a walk away.
Many of us are feeling the pressure to quickly generate more creative, more innovative solutions to problems. Researchers who've been studying creativity have found one simple way to increase our own creatively—and that is to take a break from thinking about the problem. People who take a break, or incubate, generate more solutions and more original solutions that those who don’t take a break.
What happens during incubation and why does it result in better solutions? And, more importantly, how can we get better at incubation? How can we make the most of the time we set aside for incubation, so that we’re more likely to get good results?