by Ben Crudo
You know the feeling. It’s already afternoon and your goal to make headway on your work to-do list is slipping out of reach. In the office, you could be inspired by chatting with a colleague or charting things out on the conference room whiteboard. But now it’s just you, facing a creativity desert.
We hear a lot about the challenges of sustaining productivity in the WFH context. But the deeper, underlying issue has gone unaddressed: You can’t have productivity without creativity.
Without access to the activities and people we’ve traditionally sought inspiration from — whether colleagues or concerts, travel or theatre, dance or Degas — our creative wells are drying up, which has enormous consequences in the workplace.
Why creativity is another WFH casualty
In the before-times, our odds of encountering a new idea were far greater. When our worlds extended beyond the four walls of our homes, picking up pebbles of inspiration was a natural, almost unconscious process. While waiting for my coffee I’d overhear the barista gush about a new podcast, I’d pass fresh graffiti en route to the office, then I’d run into a colleague and we’d talk shop before parting ways at the boardroom. Pebbles everywhere; and every so often one would come in handy.
Read entire article at Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-stay-inspired-creative-while-working-remotely-2021-2