While you might assume that enjoying lunch at your desk is a surefire way to boost your productivity levels (and sure, there are times when it’s unavoidable), you could be greatly hindering your opportunities for creative inspiration.
In a 2015 NPR article, Kimberly Elsbach, a professor at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, said, “We know that creativity and innovation happen when people change their environment, and especially when they expose themselves to a nature-like environment, to a natural environment. So staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking. It’s also detrimental to doing that rumination that’s needed for ideas to percolate and gestate and allow a person to arrive at an aha moment."
We'll take that as a hint to enjoy our overpriced salad elsewhere.
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