The Sydney Morning Herald: Why daydreaming at work is good for you
Originally found at The Sydney Morning Herald, by James Adonis
“Pay attention please.” How often have you heard that phrase?
Or this one: “I need you to remain focused.” The expectation that we must pay attention and stay focused – that we must never daydream – has become a ubiquitous demand in organisations. But what if there were research to suggest daydreaming is actually good for you, your job and ultimately your organisation?
Letting your mind wander at work? It might not be a bad thing.
Such research exists and it has been explicated in an insightful analysis published a few months ago in the respected Academy of Management Review.
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