What is the meaning of "THINK OUT OF THE BOX"???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
April 11, 2013 9:32am CST
hi to all well, I am sorry If you irritates by me, because usually I asks about very normal & common phrases, but the thing you find interesting that, I feels there is no place other than mylot where I know the ALIVE Definition of phrases, so guys, when I do a job our Boss tells me that "Think out of the box & be a man instead of a kid" can you define & elaborates the phrases??? have a nice day...
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16 responses
11 Apr 13
to think better ideas that will make good effect, to switch or to change than the usual things you do something that will impress your boss with maturity and like the others said creative and with innovations that will give solutions.
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@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Apr 13
More commonly known as think outside the box, refers to trying to be innovative, creative, doing things differently, better, in a matter that not most would think about it. For example using algaes to create energy is definitely thinking outside the box ;)
@jricky1 (6801)
• China
11 Apr 13
Well i think that's probably because they wants you to think as creative as you can and imagine things as you can so as to get the point of one thing.Hopefully this works for you.lol,anyway,learning with desire is good for all of us,all the wishes.
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@Deepak2J (1182)
• India
11 Apr 13
Maybe he was trying to tell you that your thinking are gone outdated and you should try creating new ideas to survive in this world.
@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
11 Apr 13
I feels the heat of your response...thanks...
@kokomo (1867)
• Philippines
28 Apr 13
I guess your boss wants to imply that you need to go out with your own characteristics and explore and find your other side. Be a man, meaning grow up and acts like a man. Man has a word of honor and has his own belief and motivation.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
13 Apr 13
The first thing is not have any preconceived notion about a job or person relying on your personal opinion.Think in bigger perspective and do not conform to known standards but find what is best and effective solution for a problem.Then you will become a man when you have the guts to make a decision and own responsibility for the outcome of that decision on your own.
@dream_ozn (1757)
• Singapore
12 Apr 13
hEY, totally don't worry about what people thing. Ask whatever you want to because I believe Mylot embraces all sorts of question. "think out of the box' to me means to be creative and to do something that is not ordinarly. As for be a man instead of kid, it think those two phrases do not really go together
• United States
12 Apr 13
Simply, it means be unique, creative and innovative.
@srisahara (4511)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 13
I think "think out of the box and be a man instead of a kid" means you should think more creative and make some decisions that different than usual, avoid be a follower like a kid but be a man that has ability to make a decision. I hope it is right and help you. Have a nice day.
@mods196621 (3656)
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
On my own definition it means "think out of the box" is be a broad thinker not just around your corner but go beyond of it. Be broad minded. If they think you're a childish well, be matured. Don't stock to one thing but go forward and must find some new for improvement. In short, get out of your BOX. Your box represent of your place or present situation. As you grow older be responsible according to your situation and age. Your no longer a child BUT you're now a MAN. Have a nice day my friend!
@jenny1015 (13374)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
This simply means viewing an issue in a different perspective. It is like thinking of other possible things not in the conventional way or not what other people would have done about an issue.
@Cutie18f (9560)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
It means you have to be creative and do things that are different from how things are supposed to be done. Usually what we do it to do it the lazy man's way, you know, doing things the traditional way. Thinking out of the box is to go out of the norm and to create your own style, your own brand and not just do the usual or the traditional methods. You need to use your imagination when you do this and trust yourself.
@cupkitties (7439)
• United States
11 Apr 13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPoURJnHlYc Be more creative and you're being immature
@dollar3235 (2062)
• India
11 Apr 13
Hi Tushavi, In short, your boss wants you to be more efficient. In order to be efficient, you need to come up with a better way of doing things than others and for that you need to think in a different and better way and that's called thinking out of the box. Here Box defines the limits of thinking of general people and only by thinking out of that limit, you will be able to come up with a better way of doing things that you do in your current job role.
@mariaperalta (19086)
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
To me it means expand you mind and think farther..Have a great day there.
@Hatley (164077)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Apr 13
hi tushavi he wants you to forget the ordinary ways to do something and find new ways so be creative and find new solutions to old problems WE get boxed in by thinking there is only one way to do anything when there can be many other ways to do the same thing. Being creative generally mean growing up and trying out new ways to solve an old problem.So we think out of the ordinary into the extra ordinary and find new ways to solve old problems that means we are maturing.