by Jonathan Vatner | March 11, 2011

Ideation roomMany people work better as a team after playing games together. That's why the new Ideation Room at the Crowne Plaza Tyson's Corner (703-738-3106; in Virginia has an "Ideas Store," a cupboard full of games, books and gadgets, such as the Rubik's Cube and the House of Cards (slotted cards that make it easy to build structures). Wherever you're meeting, consider devoting the first few minutes of a meeting to a game or other brain-stimulating activity.