When have you last tried to change your perspective? To look at the same problem with fresh eyes? To reconsider your own assumptions allowing new possibilities to open up and different views to enrich your trail of thought?
One exercise I can recommend: To change perspectives, change the question.
Instead of asking ‘How do we make sure that more employees can work from home?’, we could ask ‘How do we make sure that more work can be done by employees at home?’
Thinking about the first question may lead you to incentives for people to work from home by providing them with ergonomic chairs, a free home delivery of snacks or it may lead to downsizing office space making working in the office less attractive.
The second question may lead you to reconsider tools and systems, decision-taking processes, sign-offs etc. A slightly different question, yet a totally new perspective on the situation.
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