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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To take the UAE as an example once again, the completion of the world's largest (underground) reservoir of high-quality desalinated water in Abu Dhabi perfectly reflects how out-of-the-box thinking leads to surprisingly efficient solutions," Al Muhairi said.
It sets a narrow frame on what can be expected in an exam in the form of a course outline, thereby discouraging innovative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.
Naming such a unique and record-breaking coaster required out-of-the-box thinking," Park President Hank Salemi said in a news release.
Global's COO Pete Friedrich further adds, "Global's success is based on out-of-the-box thinking to address changes in the industry, and that is what Mark brings to the daily home delivery side.
The Club reflects MBRSG's commitment to consistently introducing new and innovative approaches to engage its members and encourage out-of-the-box thinking, all in a bid to promote sustainable development and long-term results.
Dubai's real estate market needs out-of-the-box thinking by all stakeholders," remarked Sudhakar R.
Her drive for excellence coupled with her innate creativity and over-the-top, out-of-the-box thinking is what drew us to her during the selection process, said MerrickDamon Williams, Founder and CEO of MerrickDamon Real Estate.
Thanks to my teams out-of-the-box thinking, premiums in the individual market are projected to decrease 20 percent in Alaska.
Profumo believes that dark matter as particles is lurking just around the corner, and will be discovered by the ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking of theorists and experimentalists, combined with the ability to master the wisdom scientists have accumulated about how to model and search for dark matter as a particle.
TEDxMuscat is part of TEDx--an international initiative to promote innovative and out-of-the-box thinking across communities and cultures, created in the spirit of TED's mission of encouraging, "ideas worth spreading.
Tim Burnell, FGB's head of corporate affairs, brand and marketing, said: "Throughout the lengthy pitch process, the Leo Burnett team consistently demonstrated out-of-the-box thinking and an ability to pro- duce powerful, engaging work.
However, that out-of-the-box thinking might not sit well with Department of Environmental Quality officials, who haven't approved a permit for burning sewage since 1992, when the last sewage incinerator shut down in Tigard.