How the lack of social interactions in coffee shops and bars drains our creativity

The pandemic has not only shuttered small businesses, but also our ability to socialize freely in places like coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, which spark creative thinking, The Conversation notes. That’s not to say that the lack of human interactions results in the decline of innovation, yet our ideas may be stifled and go undiscovered. Further research shows that being around other working people can motivate us to do the same. The public places we once populated also had a hand in our productivity, from their lighting and temperatures to the architectural and interior design.

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