Sometimes, to be more innovative, we have to stop doing things.

Innovation isn’t always about starting something new. It can be about stopping something or getting rid of things that don’t work. We get so caught up in our day-to-day that we don’t take time to pause and evaluate if all the things that we are doing are actually working.

One technique that we teach at futurethink is called Kill a Stupid Rule. It’s an exercise to help eliminate barriers that are holding us back from being more innovative – watch this 90 second video to learn how: 

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4 thoughts on “Kill a Stupid Rule

  1. Brock Patterson says:

    Incredible idea about “kill a stupid rule!” I love this. Thanks for sharing.

    @BrockPatterson

  2. Brock Patterson says:

    Incredible idea about “kill a stupid rule!” I love this. Thanks for sharing.

    @BrockPatterson

  3. Mike Quinlan says:

    This is great. It empowers employees and still keeps them reigned in so they don’t get too “creative”. I especially like how the activity could easily transition to not only eliminating a bad rule but also improving deficient processes or ideas which are easier to change.

  4. Mike Quinlan says:

    This is great. It empowers employees and still keeps them reigned in so they don’t get too “creative”. I especially like how the activity could easily transition to not only eliminating a bad rule but also improving deficient processes or ideas which are easier to change.

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