Use opposites

Recently, during a conversation with a client about HR policy, we were trying to get them to think differently and not get too committed to a system implementation, or solution and the typical implementation of HR policies. In order to get them into a more open, discovery-oriented, frame of mind, we asked them to consider how the HR policies and systems might change if they were to implement a wellness policy rather than implementing the normal sickness policies. The idea was to get them to consider a culture of promoting wellness. It was enough to start a deeper conversation and engaged the team back into a discovery mindset. It was also enough for them to more deeply consider the type of culture they wanted to build rather than focusing solely on a system implementation project.


In your current work, is there any ‘extreme’ and opposite position that will help you re-think your own work, problem or solution?

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