Repeatedly giving students reward for creative performance in the first task

increased their creativity in next tasks. (Study 1 and 2) Study 3 reported that reward promised for creativity increased college students’ creative task performance. Second, expected reward for high performance might increase creativity. Everythin by enhancing perceived self-determination and, therefore, internal task interest. Study 4 found that employees’ internal job interest conveyed a positive relationship […]

A solid 10-minute power nap boost our focus and productivity.

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The more time people feel pressure, the less likely they will be to think creatively.

On the days rated a seven (the highest level of pressure), people were 45% less likely to think creatively than they were on any of the lower-pressure days. (…) Whatmore, more time pressure on a certain day meant less creative thinking that day, the next day, and the day after that.  In other words, participants […]

The critical difference between success and failure was contained in the habit of taking the initiative.

„The American Management Association reported on a study of managers who had been divided into two groups, those whose careers has flattened out and those whose careers were moving upward and onward at a rapid rate. They interviewed both groups to try to determine the differences that accounted for their relative levels of success and failure. […]

Those who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more (19,8%) than those who did not write their goals.

Perhaps you have heard of the Yale (or Harvard Business School) study of goals in which only 3% of the graduating class had specific written goals for their futures. Twenty years later that 3% was found to be earning an astounding 10 times that of the group that had no clear goals. Well, it turns out that this […]

Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Researcher found that people who drank alcohol and had a blood alcohol level of 0.07 or higher were worse at completing problems that required attentional control but better at creative problem solving tests. “The bottom line is that we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more flexible state […]