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Draw a Picture as a Team

Draw a Picture as a Team

However bad it looks, draw a picture of your challenge and possible ways to solve it. Drawing engages your right brain and can release the hold your logical left brain has on thinking about the issue or "the box" the same way.

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Challenge conventional wisdom and make nonconformity the expected conversation. Ask "Why? " "How might we. .. ?" and "What if. .. ?" to come up with new ideas.

Ask your team to imagine they are the competitors and to plan an attack on your vulnerable spots. This challen...

Breakthrough thinking and creativity often come from making unusual connections.

Oscillate between seemingly unrelated topics, concepts, or issues to find the connection that makes an idea to move "outside the box. " Don't discount anything as unrelated or unconnected.

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The Brain And The “Box”

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Stay Adaptable

Careers and markets change over time, and you’ll need to be able to change in kind to remain relevant.

Thinking outside the box will help you stay adaptable. Your mind won’t be closed off to new ideas or situations, and therefore you’ll be better at navigating the ever-changing la...

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Thinking Outside The Box

When people say “think outside the box”, the box is a frame, the traditional way of thinking about a problem. Going beyond this frame can lead to radically new or interesting ideas.

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