1. Move it, move it!
You should get the blood circulating. Whilst a bit of peace and quiet is always good for focus, it is not always the best for energy levels and stoking the sparks in your brain for creative ideas. Just get up and walk about, get a coffee – break up the silence, disrupt the dull. At Varn we have a pool table for those 15 minutes of breaking the day up and productivity rises after a game. We took it to extremes in the summer and had Nerf battle breaks! It works – loosens everyone up, gets the blood circulating and the energy rises – fun is well, more fun! It gives you freedom to be more creative. Google create a playground for grown-ups with volleyball courts and free beer and they seem to be doing alright.