Workplaces should send their employees on field trips. Just putting that out there — the end of school shouldn't be the end of field trips because the end of school isn't the end of learning.
When stuck on a particularly vexing problem, you can pretty much count the seconds before someone will tell you that you need to "think outside the box." But what does that actually mean?
All too often, we get a bit stuck inside our own little silos. It's going to happen. When you go to the same job every day, it's all you're exposed to. The solution you need to your problem might well be outside that silo, but you'll never know it until you get out of it.
So, a good field trip could be just the thing everyone needs to get over a hump.
And if there's any doubt as to how effective thinking outside of your silo — or box, if you will — can be, just check out how some of these innovations came about.