There are a number of commonly held practices that routinely interfere with innovation in the workplace. Having an objective and creative thinker to engage in conversations and workflow, can stimulate and catalyze new ideas.
Already Listening is an idea that comes from Landmark Education. It highlights that people tend to listen to and respond to the thoughts they previously had in their mind. A new perspective will often shake things loose.
Group Think is a phenomenon that occurs when the desire for group consensus, override people’s common sense to present alternatives, critique a position or express an unpopular opinion. Here, the desire for group cohesion effectively drives out good decision-making and problem solving.