The power of time off

Written and accurate as at: 10 January 2016

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio and takes a yearlong sabbatical with his team of designers. The aim of this time off is not only to rest and rejuvenate, but to refresh the creative outlook of him and his team.

In this TED talk, Stefan explains the value of his time off in Bali, how it has recharged the creative process and inspired innovative practices by his company.

He sees this as an essential aspect of his success in business. Interestingly he still takes time to plan his time off.