According to Cliff Kuang in an article at Fast Company, the answer is YES!
In an academic study using MBA students, those who had lived outside of their home country performed better on a test of creativity than those who had not expatriated. The author concludes that a business wanting to hire people with a higher level of creativity should simply ask whether they have ever lived abroad.
According to the article, those who had lived abroad for longer solved the problems more quickly, but simply traveling abroad didn’t have any benefit. The researchers hypothesized that “living abroad and adapting to cross-cultural challenges flexes your mind in ways that can be readily applied to other real-world situations.”
Read the entire article here.
Do you think living abroad has enchanced youre creativity? And in what ways?