Busy doing nothing

Moloney, Karen
November 2007
People Management;11/29/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 24, p43
The author reflects on the adults' use of their initiative. She says the brain is like a muscle. Unless people give it time to relax, it would not work as efficiently. It is during downtime that two vital things happen. First, the brain maintains itself: tidies its storage bins and repairs loose connections. Then, after people have done a bit of nothing, they begin to feel bored. And that is the exact moment when they learn to use their initiative, to get up and do something.


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