Break habit thinking and remain flexible says Prof. Dobbins

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When it comes to problem-solving, planners often reach for tried and true methods. In an increasingly complicated planning and design environment, Georgia Tech Professor of Practice Michael Dobbins warns that this process of "habit thinking" can limit one's openness and flexibility. To improve problem-solving skills, Dobbins suggests trying a simple exercise he learned from his design teacher back in 1958. "His assignments included writing our names. Then writing them backwards. Then upside down. Then upside down and backwards. Then with the other hand!"

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