Okay. You read that you have to “Think out of the Box” in order to be creative and innovative in your organization and to get anything new accomplished. I just read this again in an article in Inc. Magazine (Mar, 2016) just like I read about it 30 years ago.
The Box. Some things just never seem to change.
Maybe your box looks like this:
But I don’t think so. My guess is that it probably looks and works more like this
…because there are often other people involved in making progress and you have probably been pulling your box around for quite some time, right? It is simply hard to keep perspective.
Well, here is a little learning lesson: While things just might feel like you are simply pulling forward and things are operating on the Square Wheels and thumping and bumping along like always, you have other people involved who are probably fed up with not knowing where they are going and motivated to make improvements.
So, here are a few points of perspective:
- Don’t expect much change if you continue to do those same things in the same way.
- You are not in this alone!
- Don’t Just DO Something, Stand There!
- Your Round Wheels are already inside the wagon.
Lastly remember this:
The Round Wheels you implement TODAY will be the
Square Wheels you must deal with tomorrow because
we really live in a world of continuous continuous improvement.
If you want to see a silent movie about how all this works, a movie of discovery, click here:
So, go deal with that box. Get some things done and have some fun out there,
For the FUN of It!
Dr. Scott Simmerman is a designer of team building games and organization improvement tools. Managing Partner of Performance Management Company since 1984, he is an experienced presenter and consultant.
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