NPR Hidden Brain Podcast: Creativity And Diversity: How Exposure To Different People Affects Our Thinking
This is a great podcast done by Hidden Brain that demonstrates the innovation and creativity that happens when diverse groups effectively and respectfully collaborate. Below is the link and a general description from the podcast.
“This week on Hidden Brain, we look at the powerful connection between the ideas we dream up and the people who surround us, and what it really takes to think outside the box.”
“There is great comfort in the familiar. It’s one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity.
Social scientist Adam Galinsky has found that people who have deep relationships with someone from another country become more creative and score higher on routine creativity tests.
‘There’s something about deeply understanding and learning about another culture that’s transformative,’ Adam says.”