Imagine you’re asked by researchers to spend 6 to 15 minutes in a sparse room with only your thoughts for company. Would you enjoy the experience? Would you let your mind wander, taking pleasure in this rare opportunity to aimlessly daydream?
There is a large research literature on the impact of our surroundings on our ability to work creatively. We dissected over 20 studies to reveal the most reliable and useful findings. This post gives you the highlights.