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.
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Amanda DeVito
Amanda DeVito

VP of Engagement

adevito@butlertill.com
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