Use when you need to start solving from an entirely new place.
- Attentive and receptive mindset
- Random starting places
- Opportunities for serendipitous connections
- Team bonding and boldness
That’s Odd Poster (PDF)
Brown paper bag
Introduce the That's Odd Drill.
Have participants pair up into duos or trios.
Send Wrong Thinkers out to identify the three strangest things they can find in the surrounding environment.
Ask Wrong Thinkers to email or text photographs of what they find to email@example.com or a support person.
Upon their return, have Wrong Thinkers write the three strangest things on separate Post-its, using only 1–2 words to describe each.
Ask Wrong Thinkers to place those Post-its in a brown paper bag.
Ask several teams to share the highlights from their That’s Odd adventure.
A helpful prompt:
Have Wrong Thinkers pull out Post-its from the brown paper bag to randomly select the starting point for a Let Go Drill (see Pairs Well With below).
When to use the Drill
How to introduce the Drill
Tips for facilitating the Drill