Think It Through using Outcome Thinking®

There are two answers to Friday’s riddle- you can throw a tissue or a wave off a building and they won’t break but both break in the ocean.

Did you come up with two answers?  Interesting thing with our brain is that it likes to hit on one solution and then stop.  That is why many great ideas never reach fruition.

If you do brainstorming or planning in your office, this desire to have “the” solution stops your team from getting to the best solution possible.  Literally most groups start to argue out the validity of some one’s idea rather than capturing all the ideas.  So if you do brainstorming or strategic planning make sure to capture all the ideas first and then get people to move to the HOW.  At that time you will find out often combine 2-3 ideas in a completely different format to reach the best solution.  So rarely do I find the idea pitched is the one the group runs with. Instead it is a hybrid of multiple ideas.

Here is your riddle for the day:

I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I?