25 Rules for a Perfect Brainstorm | InnovationManagement.
A nicely structured article that touches on how to organize a brainstorming session. From planning to hiring cartoonists that will display ideas in a visual-friendly way, it’s all in there.
One practice that was not mentioned in the article and can lead to a better session is to have a warmup brainstorm before the actual session. Take a fun topic and allow 15-20 min for people to get in the idea generation mood. Continue reading
This variation of brainstorming implies little verbal intervention between the members of the group and thus limits the influence of stronger personalities. Many of us encountered in brainstorming sessions people who seemed to monopolize the discussion. When this happens, reconciliation is in the hand of the facilitator.
To avoid having the discussion hijacked by a handful of people, the Round-Robin brainstorming method was invented. How does it work?
- All team members sit around a table. Each has an index card to record ideas on their own individual card. This is the start. Continue reading