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Here’s a list of things companies are doing to create environments conducive to productivity and business problem solving.

1.  Unlimited vacation policy.

2.  Employee loaner program.

3.  Establishing an agreement with your biggest competitor to produce and distribute your product.

4.  Nap room and nap time.

5.  No walls and no offices.

Try to match the company with the innovate idea mentioned above:

A.  Burger King

B.  Nike

C.  Chicago Sun Times

D.  HubSpot

E.  The Center for Sales Strategy

F.  Disney

Here are the correct answers: 1D, 2E, 3C, 4B, 5A.

Happy selling and happy business problem solving!  Go create something crazy enough to work!

Leave a comment or drop me an email if you would like to continue this conversation.  Feel free to share this post with a friend or business associate.

Kurt Sima is VP/Sr. Consultant at the Center for Sales Strategy

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5 Responses to 5 Innovative Ideas Crazy Enough to Work

  1. Great post! I’m thinking…1b, 2d, 3c, 4f, 5e.

  2. Thought-provoking post, Kurt. Thought of your note when I came across this story:

    http://www.openforum.com/articles/why-you-should-encourage-napping-on-the-job

  3. kurtsima5 says:

    Here are the matches:

    1. D
    2. E
    3. C
    4. B
    5. A

  4. Ben Kenfield says:

    What exactly is the “Employee Loaner Program” listed as #2 above?

    • kurtsima5 says:

      Ben: It’s a program I participated in a couple of years ago. I served as the Director of Display Advertising for a year at The Columbus Dispatch while I maintained my employment at the Center for Sales Strategy. I served as an embedded consultant.

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