Rethinking Productivity & Recharging Creativity | Rahaf Harfoush & Mustafa Sarkar
Resilience at Google · 34 minutes ·

Rethinking Productivity & Recharging Creativity | Rahaf Harfoush & Mustafa Sarkar

Why do some of our best ideas come to us when we’re not sitting in front of a screen? And why are we our most productive after taking a break? The answers lie in the power of rest and recovery, and also pose new questions about how to better structure our work-life balance to recharge our productivity and creativity, instead of depleting them.


The host of this season’s Resilience at Google podcast, Kendall Kazor, part of Google’s People Development team, introduces a conversation on how to best support “productive creatives” in a hybrid work environment. Google’s Head of Resilience, Dr. Lauren Whitt, speaks to Rahaf Harfoush — adjunct professor at Sciences Po Paris, anthropologist, and author of the bestselling book “Hustle and Float” — as well as Dr. Mustafa Sarkar, a professor of sports and performance psychology at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Together, they explain why creativity and productivity are not mutually exclusive, and how balancing periods of hustle with restorative periods of “float” can improve our work performance and our personal wellbeing.


Follow Rahaf on Twitter @rahafharfoush and get a copy of her book Hustle and Float: Reclaim Your Creativity and Thrive in a World Obsessed with Work.


Follow Mustafa on Twitter @MusSarkar.


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