Miki Saxon is quite a perceptive woman. Virtually every month we feature a new article of her's in our newsletter, and for good reason. They are interesting, well written, and have different takes on virtually every aspect of corporate life.
Her latest entry is about how encouraging people to think “outside the box” as people say, is futile. Everyone has a box in which their imagination is contained. Trying to think outside of it is against the purpose of these boxes. Saxon feels that the way we come up with new ideas is to recognize the size of your box and try to expand upon it.
Obviously, those who are very creative and have built their lives on their creativity have much bigger boxes. The objective is to expand our boxes so that our creativity increases. But everytime we “think outside the box” a new box is created around it, thus we always have a box. But if we keep expanding, the sky is the limit. You can read all of Miki's article HERE.