Why not to let the gorillas write the story?

Peter Gruber, the director of the popular movie, Gorillas in the Mist, couldn’t figure out how to get the gorillas to do what he wanted them to do. They weren’t following the script, so to speak. So he held a meeting. In the meeting an intern said, “Why don’t you let the gorillas write the story?”

Isn’t it like a perfect summary to our everyday corporate life – managers want everybody to follow “the script”, but the best stories are always written when people are free to behave naturally.

Taken from How Your Own Expertise Is Holding You Back (Fast Company)

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