If Stuck, Go Bonkers!

I was delivering a seminar for managers recently, and asked the group to come up with some bonkers* solutions for issues the group were generating. There were no rules other than that the responses had to be totally off the wall.

The bonkers responses were then given back to the original group that raised them, with an instruction to see if they could make something workable from it.

In 90% of cases they could. And 50% of those resulted in a solution they were actually able to use at work!

So, next time you are feeling stuck, let go of sensible and let yourself go bonkers! You never know….

Where have some of your best ideas and solutions for change come from? Please do share with us!

(*Bonkers = Completely crazy and silly)

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Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by

2 Responses to “If Stuck, Go Bonkers!”

  1. Ed Han says:

    Jane, that’s marvelous about the impact of the exercise–and how high the percentage was!

    • Jane says:

      Yes, I think it surprised us all. Hopefully they have followed up on some of their bonkers ideas! Jane

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