Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Out-of-the-Box Thinking

That's the 'requirement' that recruiters often quote in their postings and ads.

So, after the out-of-the-box thinking happens, what next? Doing? If 'doing' follows the out-of-the-box thinking, then to quite an extent it would mean out-of-the-box doing.

The thing about out-of-the-box doing is that, it requires movement. It requires time. It requires space. Perhaps it requires breaking or bypassing or rearranging the existing processes. All of these, cost.

Partially, that's the reason for frustration among people who really think they are doing out-of-the-box thinking. They don't quite get to 'do' it. Sure, the requirement never promised out-of-the-box doing. Did it?