When you think about strategies that make your workforce productive and innovative, how granular have you gotten?  We often benchmark companies to learn best practices, but i....

  When you think about strategies that make your workforce productive and innovative, how granular have you gotten?  We often benchmark companies to learn best practices, but in people management, we rarely benchmark our practices by looking at high-performing individuals. Recently, a few different designers have taken infographics to a new level by reviewing how geniuses historically have spent their day. “What makes a genius a genius? Using Mason Currey’s book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work – which draws on diaries and letters from the thinkers themselves – designer RJ Andrews has mapped out the comings and goings of some of history’s most important figures, right down to the hour.” — For more graphics and the original article here Each circle represents the 24 hours in a day with the topmost point representing midnight and the bottom point representing noon. The colors represent different activities. So what can we learn from these geniuses with regards to our organizations? Walking Whether scientists, musicians, or writers, the majority of geniuses spent some amount of their day walking. Charles Darwin even took 3 walks per day, spread evenly throughout. Some of the top Fortune 500 companies took a note from these geniuses and create environments […]