10 Ways to Push Yourself to Think Outside the Box
Although the jargon may be a bit overused, people who think outside the box are often labeled as innovators, a desirable quality in life and business. It’s easy and safe to go with the flow, but leaders buck trends rather than follow them.
Why is it hard to think outside the box?
We’ve all been in that meeting where the team was encouraged to “think outside the box.” The problem is that we’re creatures of habit, and most of us prefer the comfort of familiar routines. Thinking outside the box can mean challenging long-held beliefs. It’s about answering “These are our best practices” not with a nod, but with a raised eyebrow.
Companies often avoid risks that could have a negative effect on their profits, even when there are plenty of success stories to illustrate that some risks not only pay off, they pay off big. Steve Jobs was fired by the board of directors of the company he founded. But later, after Apple bought the NeXT operating system his team cre… Read More