23 Mar THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – HOW TO DO IT CORRECTLY
Being creativity keynote speakers, we frequently find ourselves wondering: How can companies boost their innovation, resourcefulness, and resilience? As it turns out, quite simply really, so long as they’re willing to consistently reframe challenges from different perspectives. So while creativity keynote speakers can certainly prove helpful at getting staffers to exercise more imagination, remember… Oftentimes, innovation is simpler than you might suspect, and learning to think differently far easier than most of us would anticipate.
Topic: What Does it Really Mean to Think Outside the Box?
Scenario: This is one of the most popular buzzwords in business, but more often than not, it’s just about finding ways to think differently, as SBOs would do well to realize. Also, from a small business’ standpoint (given that they’re often working with limited time and resources), thinking inside the box, albeit from a fresh angle, is important too.
Insight: Oftentimes, finding ways to successfully innovate and stay ahead of the curve is simply a matter of perspective, as it’s all in how you choose to look at challenges, and the ways in which you approach them. Slight shifts in strategy and approach can often produce huge wins for a business too – a little iteration here and there frequently beats having to reinvent the wheel. And even if you do need to try things from a fresh angle, you typically don’t have to do so from scratch – you can build or reengineer existing solutions to save time, money, and effort.
Topic: How to Build and Grow Your Company’s Resilience
Scenario: As unpredictable as the world of business has now become, and as rapidly as market realities and customer needs can shift, it’s important to cultivate grit and resilience – the ability to consistently persevere despite adversity and rebound from setbacks.
Insight: Companies, like people, can grow their resilience over time by implementing systems and processes that allow a business to quickly adapt, pivot, and move in different directions as needed. In addition, they can also thrive despite adversity by training their workforce to exercise greater creativity and innovation in decision making, while also teaching them to learn as they go and use the insights gained to adapt and refine their business strategies. Cultivating a company culture of constant learning, growth, and improvement can help you become more resilient overall, as can empowering your staff to respond more intuitively and rapidly to sudden shifts in the marketplace. Moreover, it’s also vital to invest in solutions that are easily adaptable to multiple contexts and scenarios, so you can use them as springboards to different opportunities if the situation warrants.