Out Of The Box

Do you think out of the box? This video shows the fastest sail boat on the planet right now. Do you notice anything significant about it?

For starters, have you ever seen anything like it?! That hull is about as out of the box as they come.

Out of The Box
Out of The Box

Be an Outlier

I have seen the video, but I still am amazed at just the shape of the craft! I can’t help but ask myself how many times I have looked at an issue, and made small tweaks to improve, but missed stepping far back and asking “is this the best way?”

We tend to navigate towards an average, and try to push it the way we want. the problem with outliers is that most of the time you are off…way off. But when you hit it big, you can totally nail it!

Out of The Box Systems

We are neck deep in an implementation right now, but our IT department has scheduled an analysis of some key processes to make sure what we have been doing and building upon for the past few years is the best solution for our staff, our systems, and our customers. We have already identified two processes that were developed as place holders that have been the status-quo for years.

I have to admit, this is one of my favorite things. Taking apart systems and redefining processes is one of the most effective ways to move the bottom line and decrease costs.

About the Author

The world changed for me about two months into my M.B.A. program. While I have always risen quickly to management roles, learning how to truly be a part of a business and its many systems began to really excite me. While I have loved taking out-dated processes and digitizing them for cost savings, I am excited to take my project mangement experience to greater heights and really contribute to a company's growth as the head of a team excited to drive change. -Justin Velthoen

Justin Velthoen

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