out-of-the-box thinking

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Noun1.out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
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But out-of-the-box thinking can defuse the more volatile among them.
I am also confident that together, with our out-of-the-box thinking, we will strengthen our partnerships with attorneys and agents.
Furthermore, his out-of-the-box thinking was pivotal to the creation of an aggressive spot inspection program leading to the identification of 34 potential hazards ensuring all deficiencies were closed within 30 days of discovery.
The challenge of financial inclusion requires out-of-the-box thinking, and we think that today's conference is an ideal vehicle for promoting and fostering the thinking needed to generate financial inclusion solutions.
The annual STEM Challenge provides another opportunity for developing in these students the same kind of out-of-the-box thinking that is the hallmark of a Sikorsky engineer.
It uses his popular, whimsical workshops to provide nearly fifty perception exercises to encourage readers to tap their creative juices, and it advocates mischief, out-of-the-box thinking, and a sense of play adults rarely get to enjoy.
This out-of-the-box thinking included a public relations initiative involving cameras in popular tourism hot-spots providing live feeds to show that they were safe and calm.
We loved the project, as it exemplifies our out-of-the-box thinking.
Ms Wood is right, however, to suggest that out-of-the-box thinking is necessary to devise new ways of attracting investment.
Out-of-the-box thinking, innovative new technologies, greater access to consumer data and sophisticated analytical capabilities are giving some personal lines insurers a competitive edge, despite a difficult underwriting market and tight investment climate.
Food for thought A DINNER held by Goffs this week in London's sloaney Hollywood Road for bloodstock-related journalists provided some surprisingly out-of-the-box thinking.
Bahrain is a market maker and country built on innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, said George DeBono, the general manager (Middle East and Africa) of Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source computer solutions.