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Work content We often say ‘you have to think outside the box’ when ‘the box’ does not exist. Everyone has their own box. If you ask ten people what democracy means, you will get ten different answers. Everyone has had a different upbringing, went to different schools and we also experience different things. This means that through our box we do not always perceive reality as it is, but as we (want to) see it. Then it almost seems as if our way of looking is the only right one.

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Taking off your (rose-colored) glasses every now and then and looking through other people’s glasses helps you to break free from your own dominant perception and from your view of the world formed by it. Looking back on the past eight Dominican Republic WhatsApp Number List months, I think we’ve all gotten a different (perhaps temporary) view of the world. A great technique to break free from your own perception is to provoke and think back. It is a technique of Edward de Bono no.

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Creativity expert who devised the provocation technique to arrive at surprising ideas (his words). Suppose you want to get rid of many meetings (this has already worked out nicely during the corona crisis, but think ahead). Then first propose to abolish all meetings. Of course that is not the solution, but by provoking someone else you are challenging to think back to an idea that is workable. Also read: Jan Tjerk Boonstra: “If you can let your employees flourish, you are doing great” An example of provoking On a Friday morning,

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