Procrastination can actually make you more creative and productive, at least according to Professor Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. By delaying the completion of tasks, we allow our minds to wander and come up with more ideas that are often better than our initial, more conventional ones.
Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address are a few famous examples of Grant’s theory in action – both were actually rewritten at the last minute.
Though not as famous but maybe equally as impressive, here are a few more examples of masterpieces created by people who got bored at work, or maybe just had too much time:
1. So this bored engineer had a can of Pringles…
2. Having fun at the bookstore
3. Post-It Bowser
4. Welded together by a mechanic with some spare time
5. 3D chart by Paul
7. With a few twists of copper wire
8. Heavy metal clippie
9. Paper swan
10. Points if you recognise this character…
11. Office Safari!
12. A cute comic strip
You can certainly the creative spark burning through in these guys’ works! Hopefully they were able to be more productive right after these side projects..