Final Frame

I recently discovered Dilbert mashups. Scott Adams (the brilliant mind behind Dilbert) posts one of his strips each day, and then invites you to replace the third frame with your own punch line.

Wouldn’t this be a great way to find creative and multiple solutions to a problem within a project or program? Post the first few frames of the problem/issue/situation, and then ask team members to fill in the last frame with a solution. Having only one frame in which to ‘solve’ the problem forces each person to focus and communicate their solution succinctly. The group can then browse each other’s strips and use them as springboards to find the best solution.

I haven’t had a chance to implement this, but I have done a few Dilbert mashups. I strongly encourage you to do the same – it’s a great way to energize your brain when you’re stuck on something or just need to reboot. Plus, who can pass up Dilbert?

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