Thinking creatively about creative thinking

This article in the New York Times  describes how the new push toward open floor plans and groupthink style offices may actually inhibit the generation of true insight.

Many great thinkers and creators have talked about the importance of solitude – as this article quotes Picasso, “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.”  Yet the trend both in schools and offices is toward fewer private spaces and individual thinking sessions.

The author also discusses the problems with group brainstorming sessions.  Please take a look and share any thoughts.