Janet Rae-Dupree’s NY Times column “Unboxed” continues to offer a monthly dose of, you could say, chicken soup for the CG soul. Two recent dispatches cover variations on a theme: 1) don’t decide too soon and prematurely eliminate possibilities and 2) harness the power of improv and facilitate a “culture of yes”…
Can You Become a Creature of New Habits?
“It seems antithetical to talk about habits in the same context as creativity and innovation. But brain researchers have discovered that when we consciously develop new habits, we create parallel synaptic paths, and even entirely new brain cells, that can jump our trains of thought onto new, innovative tracks. … A good innovational thinker is always exploring the many other possibilities.”
Can Executives Learn to Ignore the Script?
“And so the more spontaneously we respond — the more improvisational we are — the more likely we are to stumble across new and improved methods for resolving problems.”