We’ve probably all heard the expression, “think outside the box”. Unfortunately, it’s been way overused and has kinda lost its impact and become cliche!
It began with a simple exercise, a darling of Management Consultants in the 70’s and 80’s. It consisted of three rows of three dots per row. That was without lifting your pencil off the paper , connect all the dots…It can be done. It just requires innovative thinking.
As organizations become flatter & less hierarchical, Management Consultants are championing cross-functional and a new way to think and provide innovation.
There is no box. Innovative thinking is not only the realm of management.
This is a huge transition. Ideas can come from anywhere by anyone in the organization.