Tips, tactics and strategies to help you have a Perfect Workday AND a lighter heart.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Try the Triangle for Creative Solutions
Here’s a simple
creativity/management/problem-solving tool you might find useful:
Take a sheet of paper
and draw a triangle. Make it a pretty good-sized one, because you’ll be
labeling some of the points and sides.
Now, label the points
of the triangle with three areas of life that are significant to you…let’s say
you use Family, Work and Health.
Go to the mid-points of
the three sides and label the connections you find: Family/Work, Family/Health,
Ask yourself, “What
opportunities or challenges do I find when these two areas connect?”
For Family/Work you
might ask yourself, “Am I spending so much time at work that it’s costing me
family time?” Or, “Are there travel opportunities in my work that would allow
me to take my family places in which we might create wonderful memories?”
Get the idea?
What if, in your work,
you labeled the points, Sales, Production and Marketing? Or, Patient Care,
Physician Management and Administration?
Pick any three areas of
your life (try the exercise with three words that don’t seem to go together)
and you’ll find all sorts of creative solutions and ideas.