Tips to Prepare Brainstorming Sessions
John Moses, Manager, Nigeria
To prepare an effective strategic brainstorming, the project manager or moderator should select the team members from each of the functional areas
such as finance, marketing, production, quality control, risk management, human resources etc so as to allow cross-fertilisation of ideas.
The atmosphere and environment
must have bearing on the topical issues and allows for optimum participation from the team members.
You can circulate an outline of the issues to be discussed ahead of time
to give room for adequate preparation and consultation. Such a draft could also be produced from the initial session which will be built upon subsequently after critical considerations for implementation.