We just found a way to make it a heck of a lot more productive
We do a lot of problem solving over here at Butler/Till, and we’ve discovered some helpful—no, downright invaluable—techniques on how to do it smarter. So after quite a few clients commenting on our no-box-thinking ability, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to break out of the same-old-same-old and into ideas-of-the-century.
Here’s a sneak peak:
- Don’t work at your problems at work. Find a place devoid of distraction and To Do’s.
- Give your brainstormers just enough project detail prior to the session but not too much—we recommend a one-sentence summary. More than that could cause the self-censor effect.
- WWSJD (What Would Steve Jobs Do?): Tackle your problem like a famous person and your solutions may be far less limited.
Start with crazy and impossible ideas and work them backwards to smart and doable ones.