Mind-wandering and meetings

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Otherwise known as yet another reason why you should make sure your session leaders actually engage participants instead of just present: Mind wandering. According to some Harvard research, mind wandering may be an integral way of life for us humans, but it also makes us less happy than when we're focused on the task at hand. However, letting our minds go to another place also is critical for creativity and problem-solving, so a good conference design should have a little (or a lot) of both structured, focused learning and time for reflection.

I know, we all knew that, but it's always nice to have a little more science to back it up.

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