I love TED-talks and recently stumbled upon this interesting talk. Stefan Sagmeister takes the 20%-rule made fameous by Google to the extreme and shuts down his company for an entire year every 7 years?! He even claims that the downtime goes right back into the value chain of the company by adding fresh and renewed creative energy. Imagine calling up this company just to be greeted with a voice-reply asking you to call back some time in a year!
I am not sure his experience will apply to many other companies, but the idea is quite interesting… what do you think?