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If your brainstorming process lacks structure, you may be doing it wrong. The best ideas come from brainstorming sessions that have a facilitator who sets ground rules and keeps the discussion focused on solving clearly defined problems.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Acquire insights on how to prepare for and facilitate breakthrough ideas.Acquire insights on how to prepare and setup effective brainstorming sessions.
Acquire insights on how to powerfully facilitate a brainstorming session.Acquire insights on brainstorming exercises that unleash innovation.
IN THIS COURSE
2m 31sResearch at Yale found that individuals produce higher quality ideas than brainstorming groups. Without a strong facilitation process; bullies insist on their ideas and free riders contribute nothing. This series tells how to prepare for and facilitate breakthrough ideas. FREE ACCESS
3m 45sDefine the problem clearly. Tim Sanders gives examples. Send a brainstorming brief in advance of the meeting that includes an agenda; a focus question; a high-level purpose; and some background. Arrange chairs in a semicircle; use flip charts; and provide visual aids. FREE ACCESS
3m 40sStay neutral. Ask questions; don’t make statements. Enforce ground rules: no distractions; turn off devices; no side discussions; ideas can come from anywhere. Confront extroverts and free riders; say that the session will be transcribed. Use flip charts as “parking boards.” FREE ACCESS
3m 27sThe Five Why’s and Fishbone Diagrams are problem-finding exercises. In Brain Righting the person on your right explains your idea. In Improv the person on the left says; “Yes; and…” Doing the Math asks what can be added; subtracted; multiplied; or divided. FREE ACCESS
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