Professions resulting from the combination of more traditional professions. In some cases also developing to serve as a bridge between the on-line and off-line world. The barriers between professions are evened. Be willing to jump across specialist knowledge boundaries as technologies and disciplines converge, developing a blend of technical training and 'softer' collaborative skills.
The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.
Term coined as part of a campaign by Macquarie an advertising agency behind the campaign - McCann Melbourne - invited a number of lexicographers, authors, and poets to coin a neologism to describe the behaviour.
Simultaneous WRITTEN generation of ideas.
Don´t confuse with "Brain Storming": Simultaneous ORAL generation of ideas.
It's a big source of frustration when running an idea-generation session: All too often, brainstorming sessions are dominated by one or two people who shut everyone else down.
How bad can it get? According to Leigh Thompson, J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolutions and Organizations, research indicates that in a typical six-person meeting, two people do more than 60 percent of the talking. Increase the size of the group, and the problem only gets worse.
What to do? Hand out pens and cards and get everyone writing—brainwriting.
Supertemps are top-level managers who have realized that they are often better off, both financially and emotionally, working for various companies on a project-based or temporary basis. We’re now living in a world where even the “permanent” jobs are temporary. Companies are increasingly hiring experienced executives as interim managers, or “SuperTemps”, instead of consultants.
A coworkation is a work trip to exotic locations designed to enhance creativity and productivity. By getting out of our day-to-day routine our imagination is freed and our paradigms loosened especially when we are in an invigorating environment and when surrounded by like-minded motivated people.
Suppose you’re in a situation that is very familiar—perhaps you’re driving to work or doing something else that you’ve done a hundred times before—and you suddenly feel as if you’re experiencing something completely new. This is vuja de, and it could be a key to becoming a better questioner and a more creative, innovative thinker.
“Vuja de” it´s not just for creative Jobs, people running companies, can spark ideas and insights if they can somehow manage to look at familiar ways of doing business with a fresh perspective—and to do this they must act and behave as if they’re newcomers or outsiders… as if they’re seeing it all for the first time.
The same could be said for someone tackling social issues or even personal ones: If you can somehow look at old, entrenched problems and challenges as if you’re seeing them for the first time, you’re better able to ask fundamental questions that can sometimes get to the heart of the issue and yield profound insights.
“The vuja de mentality is the ability to keep shifting opinion and perception. It means shifting our focus from objects or patterns in the foreground to those in the background… It means thinking of things that are usually assumed to be negative as positive, and vice versa. It can means reversing assumptions about cause and effect, or what matters most versus least. It means not traveling through life on automatic pilot.”
Can a shift in perspective help us to become better questioners?
By Warren Berger