Musings about Leadership, Decision Making, and Competitive Strategy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
A Constructive Activity on a Snow Day
Another nor'easter rages today in the northeast. Weather forecasters predict 15-20 inches of snow in my region. Many people are not working today. What can and should you with your time if you have some free time? Besides shoveling the driveway, catching up on email, or taking a nap, you might consider learning something new. Researchers have demonstrated that novelty stimulates the brain. Moreover, innovative solutions often arise when people make connections between seemingly disparate concepts. Therefore, think about reading a book about something outside of your domain of expertise. Perhaps find a good documentary that intrigues you. Play a game that you have never played before with your kids. You may just ignite a creative spark by exposing yourself to a novel experience.