CHAPTER 15There Is No “Box” to Think Outside Of: Creativity in the Workplace

What to Expect: Everyone has heard of the concept of “thinking outside of the box” but few know what it really means. This chapter discusses how to think creatively, why the box doesn’t matter, and when it is best to share (and not share) these creative ideas.

The creative thinker is flexible and adaptable and prepared to rearrange his thinking.

—A.J. Cropley

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

—George Washington Carver

This was outside the box. Way, WAY outside the box.

I buckled my belt, adjusted my beard, and stepped out of the bathroom into the hot lobby of the movie theater in the local mall. It ...

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