In business, “Innovative” gets resounding nods. “Creative” gets slightly raised eyebrows. Innovation and creativity are nonetheless the proverbial yin-yang of corporate success: can’t have one without the other.
Imagine the Board, stuck on a problem, who puts down the pens, picks up the crayons and gets every director to draw a picture of the problem they are facing. Whatever makes sense to each, no rules, no lines to colour within. Then they share it with fellow directors and get them to share with the collective Board what they see, feel, intuit, imagine by looking at each of their colleagues’ pictures. What intimate complexities might be uncovered. New understanding too, which could lead to a new solution popping up. Just imagine the resultant conversations!
What would we have to lose? Perhaps some inhibitions, while gaining a healthy dose of laughter and vulnerability. Please let me know what happens when you try it!