"It's such a cliché – 'I need someone who thinks out of the box,'" writes Liz Ryan in a Huffington Post blog. "You hear it all the time. What does it mean? What’s out-of-the-box thinking anyway, and what's so great about it? Let's think about the box, first, and then let's figure out how and whether to climb out of it. What is the box that people are always talking about? The box is a frame, the traditional way of thinking about a problem...
Getting out of the box means shifting the frame...
Out-of-the box thinking in your organization doesn’t require people to rewire their brains or take courses in creativity, although those courses sound like fun. To think outside the box, you only need to ask, 'Is there another way to think about this?'"
Source: "What Does 'Out of the Box Thinking' Really Mean?" by Liz Ryan, Huffington Post Blog, May 6, 2012
Ilse Elisabeth Plattner’s article provides the basis for an Out of the Box Training Kit, "Granting Children Their Emotions."
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