Why Thinking Inside the Box Can Make You More Creative

This year, I took a couple of classes that taught me the beauty of limiting options–or thinking within a box.

They weren’t business classes–they were Improvisation (Improv) Classes. My friend, Susan Brownfield, runs Boutique Theater Basel, and she was starting an improv class with Pharmaceutical Executive, and Second-City Trained Jennifer Cain Birkmose as the teacher. “Do this!” she begged me.

I resisted. I’m an HR person, and we don’t believe in being funny.

But, off I went, willing to make a fool of myself to help a friend.

Instead, I got helped. It increased my creativity while teaching me the beauty of limits. Here’s how.

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2 thoughts on “Why Thinking Inside the Box Can Make You More Creative

  1. I agree, I am more creative when I have some limits. Some people need to be coaxed out of the box, others need to be reined into the universe.

    We need both types of thinking.

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