Humor linked to creativity

photo by Shane Keyser

Right Between The Ears

All those years you’ve been wondering why in the world Convergence Design’s founder was wasting time being in a radio comedy group. Now it can be told: comedy makes David Greusel a better designer.

We knew there had to be a reason.

In this article, which originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal, researcher Scott Weems reveals the nonintuitive findings: engaging with humor makes people more creative. (It also helps us to endure stress, but that’s not the part we’re most excited about).

In case you weren’t aware, David Greusel has for many years been a writer and cast member of Right Between The Ears, a radio comedy program that has aired on NPR, Kansas Public Radio, and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. The program routinely spoofs politics, TV, pop culture, and has a zany cast of regulars including stalwarts like Buck Naked, Frontier Scout and ace detective Mobile Holmes.

Rest assured David feels much better knowing all those years honing his comedic chops have been helping his design work, too.

About David Greusel

David Greusel is founding principal of Convergence Design. He has more than 30 years' experience in the architectural profession, having worked as a designer, manager, and principal in charge of projects ranging from closet remodels to new Major League ballparks.
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