Combine Brainstorming with Cause and Effect Diagram (Ishikawa)

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Daryll Brown
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. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  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.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Extra Fishbone Branch When Brainstorming?

You might want to consider adding one extra branch (...)

  Christian D. Clores
Director, Philippines
 

Brainstorming Software

@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): That will do.. You might (...)

 

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