October 16, 2015

In recent pieces, we’ve focused on driving continuous improvement and developing outside the box thinking across your organization. Both are rooted in great ideas, the best of which tend to flow when you encourage creative thought.

That can be easier said than done. Not everyone is able to channel or express their great ideas as easily as others, even though every member of your team has something valuable to contribute. That doesn’t mean that they don’t want to contribute and feel like a part of the process, though. That comes down to your company management, training, and creating an atmosphere that motivates everyone to offer their opinion.

Even when you feel like you have a lot of creative individuals in your midst, it’s worth taking the time to expand the idea pool as wide as you can take it. A few simple ideas can help you to do that, as well as giving a broader perspective on ways to improve an organization. Continue reading 3 Quick Tips to Encourage Creative Thought

October 12, 2015

It’s a familiar phrase, but one that has succumbed to the burden of being overused in business circles.

“Think outside the box” is widely understood to mean creative thought, mindfully avoiding the limitations of existing practices and processes.

As problem solvers, it’s an idea that we encourage at Capacity. Even with the need for a robust, structured supply chain to get 99% of orders delivered, it’s that other 1% that holds the risk of failure, which disproportionately affects how customers view your brand. Continue reading Unpacking: Think Outside the Box