Personal time promotes organisational creativity

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Madeleine Dore

Fancy a day off a week to work on your own creative project? It could be good for your arts organisation as well as your employees

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The practice of giving employees time for their creativity came into popularity when Google introduced ‘20% time’, allowing employees to take one day a week to work on side projects. The initiative is said to have brought us Gmail and AdSense, though Google admits it has been hard to maintain as the company grows.

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator