Toni goes on holiday this week! She is off to sunnier clims, relaxing by the pool, cocktail in hand....bliss!
We have told her to leave the Blackberry in the case after reading an article on People Management shows that if she does she could come back to the office with improved performance and ideas a plenty!
There is scientific support for the notion that a complete break, a real holiday, helps your brain function better.
Work by Mark Beeman suggests that we need to allow our brain a quiet period to have greater insight. He has shown that this period allows the brain to make more distant connections thus increasing the likelihood of an ‘Aha’ moment, those moments when you suddenly solve a problem and just know it is the right solution.
So enjoy your break this summer and remember to keep away from the blackberry/i phone!