puzzle illustrates the value of
Join the 9
dots with 4 straight lines without
lifting the pen.
It is only
by thinking outside that the box the
solution can be found.
INNOBALL simulation game will helps
implement outside-the-box ideas, design a victorious journey out of the
comfort zone and
achieve amazing results.
INNOBALL simulation game engages all team
members in the change initiative and inspire, enthuse, unite and empower
→ 4 WHYs of True Success
Unilever used a designer to shake up the status
quo: one division had to turn the employees' eating area into an
outdoor-picnic environment. The experiment was designed to encourage workers
to think out of the box.
Catalyst of Outside-the-Box Thinking
Your concepts of business environment,
organizational structures and management are based on
paradigms. If your organizational
structures and management systems are no longer able to perform as
effectively as alternative ones based on entirely different paradigms you
will at first experience a
Buddhist Approach to Life vs. Western Science
"In the Western psychology, there is an
assumption that everything must be accounted for within this lifetime," says
of Tibet. "So, when you can't explain what is causing certain behaviors
problems, the tendency is to always attribute it to the unconscious. It's
a bit like you've lost something and you decide that the object is in this
room. And once you have decided this, then you've already fixed your
parameters; you've precluded the possibility of its being outside the room
or in another room. So you keep on searching and searching, but you are not
finding it, yet you continue to assume that it is still hidden somewhere in
A Car as Collateral
businessman walks into a Swiss bank in Geneva and asks for a $100 loan. He
offers his luxury Mercedes car as collateral. The collateral is too good,
and the bank manager approves the loan. A year later, the Russian comes
back. He repays the loan and the 10% interest and is ready to collect his
car. Finally, the puzzled bank manager dares to ask him: "Excuse me, sir,
could you tell me: did you really need that $100 so badly? In order to
get the money, you left your luxury car with us for a whole year!" The
Russian replied, "That's simple – just think outside the box: where
else in Geneva can I find such a great parking place for just $10 a year?"
– an innovative fix to optimize resources
Indian Jugaad is a respected methodology of
optimizing the resources.
It is a survival tactic that expresses a need to do what needs to be done,
without regard to what is conventionally supposed to be possible. This
meaning is often used to signify
to utilize the limited resources to the maximum extent...
Thinking Outside the Comfort Zone, Jerry Sentell
Lateral Thinking, Edward de Bono
Improve Your Lateral Thinking: Puzzles To Challenge Your Mind, Paul
The Art of Happiness, HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Howard C.
Motivation123, Newsletter by Jason Gracia
How To Jazz Up Innovation, Linda Stern
If I can't make it through one
door, I'll go through another door ‒ or I'll make a door. Something terrific