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Combine Brainstorming with Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa)

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Daryll Brown, UK

Combine Brainstorming with Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa)

I find that combining Brainstorming with a Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa) helps to generate ideas while the structure of the diagram helps to keep the ideas flowing. If the team comes to a stop on one branch then you encourage them to move on to another to keep them thinking.
 

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Christian D. Clores
Director, Philippines
 

Fishbone Diagram in Brainstorming

You can indeed consider using a Fishbone Diagram as a guide for a brainstorming session.
This allows all involved to focus on one particular overall goal to achieve, while also taking advantage of everyone's expertise area. Approximate steps:
1. Explain the idea behind the diagram.
2. Explain the overall goal (e.g. make the annual sales quotum).
3. Explain the branches, for example:
- How can SALES generate new customers.
- How can MARKETING help to achieve more sales.
- How can AFTER SALES retain more customers).
4. Assign each individual to a branch according to his/her background.
5. Let each individual think individually for a couple of hours for ways to achieve the overall goal.
6. Ask everyone to present their ideas and evaluate it with the leader (linking all ideas).
7. Filter the ideas to come up with the final strategy.

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Extra Fishbone Branch When Brainstorming?

You might want to consider adding one extra branch 'miscellaneous ideas' to be able to capture creat... Sign up

 
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Christian D. Clores
Director, Philippines
 

Brainstorming Software

@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): That will do.. You might want to consider software like Mindmap of ConceptD... Sign up

 

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More on Brainstorming:
Summary
Discussion Topics
topic Start Brainstorming Process Individually, Then Move to Group Process
topic Tips to Prepare a Brainstorming Session
topic Examples of Ground Rules. Tips for Facilitators
topic Do a Brainstorm Session to Make (or Prepare for) Major Decisions
topic Conditions for Brainstorming
topic How to Measure the Effectiveness of Brainstorming Sessions?
topic Store your Brainstorming Ideas - They May be of Use Later
topic Electronic Brainstorming (E-Brainstorming)
topic How to Use Affinity Diagrams (KJ Diagrams) in Brainstorming
topic Brainstorming is an Outlet for Hidden Ideas and Increases Employee Engagement
topic Use Six Thinking Hats to Structure Brainstorming Sessions
topic Brainstorming - Dealing with Excess of Information
topic Brainstorming Outcome: the Next Step
👀Combine Brainstorming with Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa)
topic The Paradox of Brainstorming
topic Use Brainstorming as a New Leader
topic Brainstorming is Team-building
topic Network Brainstorming (via Internet)
topic Suggestion Boxes | Suggestion Schemes
🔥 Learning Canvas 3.0 for Brainstorming
topic Brainstorming Difficulties
topic Branstorming session - No more Purpose - Time to stop.
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Do you know a lot about Brainstorming? Become our SIG Leader

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