Forget all the crazy offices designed to make employees more creative. In reality, you only need a few simple things for everyone to get the most out of their workplace.
Creative industries are often at the forefront of office design. Think Mad Men-esque advertising agencies in the 1950s, with rooms designed specifically for imbibing cocktails with prospective clients. Or the Silicon Valley offices of today, complete with volleyball courts and young employees sitting on beanbags with laptops and fancy headphones.
Despite such design innovations, however, creative office spaces may actually be hampering—not helping—their employees’ creative abilities. As it turns out, scientific research proves that creativity is cultivated in the workplace through a complex combination of structure and fluidity.