Innovate UK funding for feasibility study to track attention levels

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in News, News about us

The Centre for Creativity has recently been awarded funding from Innovate UK to design, develop and evaluate a new way of using biofeedback of a person’s heart rate to track their own attention and relaxation levels and to help train and improve their levels of relaxed focus, sometimes referred to as ‘flow’ and ‘mindfulness’. The […]

Well-Being and future workplace trends

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Articles

A new piece of research highlights the importance of focusing on the well-being of employees to increase productivity and loyalty. “Happiness works. Happy workers are up to 12% more productive than those that aren’t”. and suggests that aspects such as supporting flexible working, trusting employees and encouraging openness and sharing are important for their happiness: “The office can be anywhere … Within the […]

Research on factors affecting Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Articles, Talks

It is worth reading the Journal article by Sonja Lyubomirsky called Pursuing Happiness: The Architecture of Sustainable Change. In her article she talks about different factors affecting happiness, some that are in people’s control (“Intentional Activity”), some that are related to genetics (“Set Point”) and some that are related to “Life Circumstances”, such as demographics and the effect of […]

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describing ‘Flow’

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 in Talks

A classic TED talk from 2004 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describing the concept of flow and its relationship with creativity and happiness.

Creativity and the Fibonacci sequence

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Articles, News about us

I have been fascinated by the Fibonacci sequence for many years, its relationship to the golden ratio, and its association with growth. The Fibonacci sequence F(n) is 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 … where F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) There are many other subtleties to it than just that, […]

Article on ‘Linking Meaningfulness in the Workplace to Employee Creativity”

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Articles, News about us

I recently discovered a really good journal article from 2009 analysing the link between meaningfulness in the workplace and employee creativity. The full article details are: Title: Linking Meaningfulness in the Workplace to Employee Creativity: The Intervening Role of Organizational Identification and Positive Psychological Experiences Authors: Ravit Cohen-Meitara, Abraham Carmelia & David A. Waldmanb Journal: Creativity […]

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