Daydream believers

Nearly
three-quarters of CEOs admit to daydreaming at least once a day according to
recent research

A
survey by workthing.com shows that 73 per cent of CEO’s daydream at least once
a day compared to only 56 per cent of managers.

Over
a third claim to spend at least 30 minutes and in some cases a whole two hours
daydreaming. More than 72 per cent of directors and senior managers also admit
they are vulnerable to a spot of daydreaming.

However
middle managers and the self-employed are less likely to succumb, with 43 per
cent and 40 per cent respectively claiming they don’t let their minds stray to
matters outside work.

Psychologist
Dr Raj Persaud commenting on the survey’s findings said daydreaming can help
people be creative.

She
explained, “Grazing is a type of mind-feeding, typified by a habit be it pencil
chewing, doodling on a workbook or tapping nails on a desk. This is when your
mind is at its fertile as it is in a relaxed state freeing itself for more
creative thinking. On the other hand, lazing is the more negatively perceived
side of dreaming often marked by staring blankly into space with glazed eyes.
This type of dreaming is most common when workers are unmotivated and unstimulated
in the workplace.

“From
studying chief executive officers at work, we see plenty of proof of grazing
and companies that make provision for this kind of productive activity, maybe
the ones to succeed.”

The
survey findings were based on responses from 3,000 Internet users.

www.workthing.com

By
Katie Hawkins

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