Talk about rethinking the box, this is a perfect case where people stepped back and really looked at the problem:
This article also has some good truths about steps to innovation:
- Don’t Assume
- Question Habits
- Be Creative
- Look for a better way
- Impossibilities often aren’t
True innovation makes it easier to to more with less. Remember these words when you are approaching your next problem. First figure out what you are trying to do, then step back and make sure you are not “stuck in a box”.
Are you doing things now because that’s the way you’ve always done them? Because you don’t know how to do it another way? Because there isn’t a better way?
There is always a better way, sometimes it just hasn’t been invented yet.