Drink Beer for Big Ideas
A few days ago, a friend narrated an incident from his office. The Projects team and the consulting agency were brainstorming for a new project. They spent considerable time discussing the pros and cons of the various ideas but none appealed to the big boss. Since, it was something urgent, they couldn’t postpone it for the next day. It was afternoon and they all appeared tired but not defeated. While they were forcing their grey cells to come up with some fresh thoughts and ideas, the consultant suggested that they go out for a couple of beers. Almost every one in the room was shocked at the outrageous idea and some even thought that he had lost it.
But the consultant with his years of experience knew what he was talking about. He convinced the 4 member team to step out of the office for drinks. Strictly beer, he reminded them.
An hour later, when they returned back to the meeting room, the ideas flowed freely and some were really creative which were approved by the boss immediately.
I asked my friend about the rationale of having beers at work hours and how it boosted their productivity. He mentioned something about creativity. I wanted to ask him more about it, but my questions were drowned in the crib fest started by the rest of the group. They whined about his good luck of having beer during work hours and how they wanted the same to happen in their organizations too.
Don’t know about them, but the word creativity and its linkage to beer, piqued my interest sufficiently to seek answers from Google the God.
And as usual the God did not disappoint, in fact it shattered a lot of myths and also explained why the consultant was right in taking the team out for beer. Check out this infographic to believe it.
So, next time you experience writer’s block or are stuck for creative ideas for a blog post or a story, or need big ideas for anything, you know where to head. Cheers folks!
Linking this to Write Tribe’s Monday Musings
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September 7, 2015 2:35 am|
I guess I better get stocked up on alcohol then. Lol. It would seem to me that the alcohol helps relax a person and good ideas to flow.
September 7, 2015 9:30 am|
In my line of work, alcohol was used to ‘extract’ confessions out of people. Also, it is possible that bosses might approve the same work under ‘the influence’, creative or otherwise, because they have lost their guard! 😛
September 7, 2015 9:51 am|
hahaha…seriously? I have heard of a friend tell me exactly the same thing, and I thought she was bluffing! So it really is true!
September 7, 2015 11:41 am|
I am getting a beer craving at work now..
September 7, 2015 11:47 am|
Interesting observations. I hate the taste of beer and am caffeine intolerant. Does that mean I can’t be creative and have no focus? he he.
September 7, 2015 12:34 pm|
Interesting research on beer Vs Coffee. Infographic is very clear. By the way, nice blog design Shilpa 🙂
September 7, 2015 2:52 pm|
Hey Shilpa its inded beeen a long time :). Well no beer for me for some time now. though I occasionally miss putting my leg up with a beer in hand!
September 7, 2015 4:07 pm|
When I first came to London and we were living near M’s office, I was surprised at the beer drinking culture of the office goers. They would step out, smack in the middle of noon and have a glass, now I know why!
September 7, 2015 4:11 pm|
Interesting info-graphic 🙂
As I’m a teetoller & a coffee-lover, I’ll settle for the latter!
September 7, 2015 4:12 pm|
September 7, 2015 4:26 pm|
I just love this infographic…Beer and it’s benefits! Wow, I think I need to share it with my team and even my managers…:D
September 7, 2015 8:27 pm|
I am a real coffee lover but I don’t like beer at all and don’t drink, period. After seeing this, I may have to reconsider! Interesting post, Shilpa and loved the Infographic you found. Who knew beer was good for creativity? I sure didn’t. I thought it was only good for loosening up and being silly.
September 7, 2015 9:48 pm|
Seriously ?? Interesting …
September 8, 2015 8:07 am|
Ha ha! That is some research. What a fun mail and that info-graphic explains things so wonderfully 🙂 Enjoyed your post Shilpa!
September 8, 2015 9:57 am|
Loved this post… and the Infographic!! If only Beer did not add to the belly!
September 8, 2015 1:44 pm|
Time to get myself a barrell! So interesting, Shilpa.
September 8, 2015 2:52 pm|
Haha.. this was such an interesting post Shilpa..!!! I love coffee.. but I hate beer.. But now I think I should really start having some..!!
Interesting facts they look..!!!
September 8, 2015 5:24 pm|
ohh I can’t drink beer … it’s just so bitter. Why can’t it be wine 😛 Here it’s culturally acceptable to drink during lunch and we even have friday drinks/monthly drinks at the office. Interesting post, I didn’t know beer had this effect.
September 8, 2015 5:47 pm|
Shilpa this is an enjoyable post. Do you prefer beer or coffee? I love coffee. 😀
September 8, 2015 8:40 pm|
right i better start to pack my fridge with beers then.. and if asked I can point to your post …
hic hic hic hurrrrraaaaayyyyyyyyy
September 8, 2015 9:15 pm|
I know some people who will be VERY glad to get this information! :O)
September 8, 2015 10:29 pm|
Haha this one sounds so good! You cannot blog? too bad take a swig 😛
September 9, 2015 8:35 am|
Beer may be ok for erasing writer’s block or getting creative ideas to write a blog. But, please take it from me. Alcohol during working hours is a big NO NO. You can go for a beer after work. But not during working hours. I will never allow that in my office.
September 9, 2015 4:00 pm|
Lol. This is so awesome. I always thought beer loosens up people and they get more creative, daring in an interesting way. Loved the infographic
September 9, 2015 6:12 pm|
Aha!! So beer it is! 🙂 Informative post, Shilpa. 🙂 I think next time I am stuck I will drink beer first and then coffee.:)
September 10, 2015 7:42 am|
I’ll drink to that for sure! Though alcohol actually puts me in a stupor I don’t drink for inspiration…..I get my thoughts together while I’m out walking or just lying in bed and staring at the fan……..
September 10, 2015 9:06 am|
With an intriguing title like that how can someone not drop by Shilpa. I may remain sceptical but this will make many of my friends very happy. Sharing.
September 10, 2015 11:27 am|
Now you’re giving me ideas, Shilpa 😀
September 10, 2015 2:32 pm|
Wow What a great post shilpa ! I must try some beer 🙂
September 21, 2015 9:40 am|
I wasn’t aware of this fact!! I guess I should start trying it out 😛
May 30, 2019 10:20 am|
Very interesting article and i enjoy every word and line. I have the same sample idea, i just drink the beer in the evening when i come to the home after the job.