Things change, Businesses change, we all change and yet it is often difficult to find new ideas. I have noticed that meetings held to create new thinking often fail due to personal interest. If we are defending a position, we often see comments as criticism rather than builds on what we need to succeed. How often have you put forward a realistic comment about what might go wrong with an idea only to be told you are negative? How often have you come up with an idea and been told that it is ridiculous or laughable?
We need to hear new ideas and ways of doing things – even if, at first, they seem a bit mad. We also need to think through all the consequences in order to plan for the most effective way of doing something. So, if you really want to think about the future – plan the right kind of meeting. Encourage people to speak freely without a sarcastic reply and really listen to the people who know.
If you would like help to generate new thinking, feel free to get in touch.
Let creativity flow – have fun. There are golden nuggets in all comments and ideas and what great way to build for the future.