When was the last time you tried to do something new at work? Focused experiments might not be new, but a very powerful way to learn or innovate at work. This handout gives you twenty ways to seduce you to experiment during those work days that are ten a penny.
- Change of scenery!
Check your agenda and see what upcoming meetings there are. What about not doing the meeting at the regular meeting room. But rather to choose a different location.
- Throw things away
Sit down and reflect: which things are right now on your desk or on your laptopdesktop that are in fact a burden. Take 10 minutes to clear your desktop.
- Ask questions about questions
Research shows that asking questions about questions contributes to knowledge building during meetings. In your next meeting, experiment with not answering questions; not even pose questions; but rather to ask questions about questions from someone else.