The benefit of workplace boredom

People clockwatchingBY GABRIELLE KAROL

If you’ve ever been so bored at the office that you felt like you were literally watching each second tick by on the clock — we feel you. Having experienced work-induced, mind-numbing boredom once or twice before, we can easily say that feeling busy — or even stressed — is far superior to feeling bored.

But a surprising new study from the U.K.’s University of Central Lancashire has shown that boredom can have a surprisingly beneficial side effect: increased creativity.

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