Sunday, August 09, 2009

New study shows that those who live abroad are more creative & better problem solvers than those that stay at home

"As they report in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, William Maddux of INSEAD, a business school in Fontainebleau, France, and Adam Galinsky, of the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, presented 155 American business students and 55 foreign ones studying in America with a test used by psychologists as a measure of creativity. .. They found 60% of students who were either living abroad or had spent some time doing so, solved the problem, whereas only 42% of those who had not lived abroad did so.....Merely travelling abroad, however, was not enough. You do have to live there".

Source: Expats at work, May 14th 2009
From The Economist print edition, Living abroad gives you a creative edge

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