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Thinking Outside The Box

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Stimulating Outside The Box Thinking
  • Create new questions or approaches.
  • Invite different groups.
  • Conduct a different type of meeting to break through the “group think”.
  • Change the venue, add music and invite different and fresh perspectives.
  • Find ways of tapping into the right brain of the participants.
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Problem Solving

Question The Status Quo Regularly

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 challenges the strategic status quo and identifies new issues from a different perspective.

3 Ways to Think Outside the Box More Often

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Study Another Industry

Pick some media from different industries. You may find that other industries have problems similar to yours but maybe they were solved in a different way.

You may also find new linkages between your own industry and another, linkages that may lead to innovative partnerships in the future.

11 Ways to Think Outside the Box

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Creative Problem-Solving

There are only so many ways you can solve a problem when you are unwilling to consider unorthodox solutions. You limit yourself and your opportunities by doing so.

When you allow for any and every possible solution, you may in fact end up coming up with more creative ways to solve problems.

Why You Need to Think Outside the Box

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Finding Innovative Solutions

To find solutions you would otherwise ignore, train yourself to not just focus on the issue at hand but also to think more expansively about everything that led to that issue. 

Consider every possibility and hypothetical alteration of that reality, never being dismissive of anything before you have thoroughly thought it through. 

5 Steps to Thinking Outside of the Box

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