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Lateral Thinking Culprit
C. Divakaran, HR Consultant, India

One day as my routine works at factory was shattered due to one stupid labour leader who never works, I asked him to drop his resignation letter. While I was conducting a brain storming session, the gentleman knocked and came in, and in his lifted hand he had an empty glass jerrycan weighing about 50 kg and he told me, sir look at it. You told me to drop my resignation letter. Thug, he dropped and the glass pieces spread across the hall and injured most of managerial teams seated there. I could not take action against the culprit, as he did what I said. One of the specialist in lateral thinking mentioned to me, that the workers act is also a lateral thinking effect. Do you agree?

Lateral Thinking Culprit
Ali Sumner, CEO, Australia
Hello C. Divakaran - my answer is no.

Lateral Thinking Culprit
G.J. van Beeck Calkoen, Coach, Spain
Surely it is lateral thinking, because "a resignation letter" was redefined as "an empty glass jerrycan weighing about 50 kg".
Also by dropping the jerrycan, he told you in an alternative way that dropping his resignation letter will cause damage to most of the managerial teams.
Invite him for the next brainstorm session...

Lateral Thinking Culprit
Ali Sumner, CEO, Australia
Refering to my earlier forum comment question (What is lateral thinking?), the act of the worker may be an example of someone being a "lateral thinker" but cannot be an example of someone using "lateral thinking" if the worker did not use any lateral thinking tools invented by dr Edward De Bono to generate the idea of dropping the glass jerrycan.

Doing is Different from Thinking
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India
Lateral thinking is a step towards finding innovative ways for solving problems. Lateral driving, lateral dropping, lateral communications may cause different problems and complications.
Thinking may temporarily go berserk to find new solutions, but even that when done permanently may land someone in lunatic asylum.
This is possibly an example of disruptive action. Interviewers and lawyers use it often to disturb balance of a person and get him to respond in a natural way and reveal truth.


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