Do a Brainstorm Session to Make (or Prepare for) Major Decisions




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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India

Do a Brainstorm Session to Make (or Prepare for) Major Decisions

It is adviseable to conduct a branstorm session before any big project for an effective decision making. In my long years of industrial experience I have found it is useful and wise to do brainstorming before taking any major decision.
The members of the group should be from various functional areas, such as production, planning, purchase, maintenance, stores and safety. This helps in two ways:
1. All aspects are covered while a final decision is made,
2. It makes all the members duty bound to adhere to the decision.
Note that it is imperative that the person responsible for making the decision is answerable and will be held responsible for the final outcome.
 

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Miftachu Rochman
Indonesia
 

Manager's Competence for Guide Brainstorming

It's a challange for any project manager to motivate all participants and make them express their opinions. How can a manager build his competence to lead brainstorming sessions?

 
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Jamil Adil
Manager, Pakistan
 

Manager's Competence in Guiding Brainstorming

It is a real challenge.. Let me first amend to what Shiridhar has mentioned. The project manager s...

 
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zahid Hussain
Management Consultant, Pakistan
 

Brainstorming for Decision Making

In my opinion, when you do a brainstorm to prepare for major decisions, the selection of the team fo...

 
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Nick Anderson
Business Consultant, United States
 

Brainstorming and the Requiring Environment

In my experience, for brainstorming to lead to ideas that people are committed to only happens when ...

 
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Luciano Santini
Coach, United States
 

Open Forum may present Better Options

I believe that before making the final choice on a project all those involved need to sit and listen...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Brainstorming and Leadership

Brainstorming, as everyone has agreed is a means to take right decision for successful completion of...

 
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Prabhakaran, India
 

Brainstorming Requires Neutral Moderator

Yes. Brain storming is effective tool for decsion making. But to avoid biased conclusion, a neutral ...

 
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Leodegardo M. Pruna
Professor, Philippines
 

Brainstorming Towards Decision Making

@Miftachu Rochman: easy, build up trust, respect and transparency. These take time and would need mu...

 
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R.S. MATHUR
Teacher, India
 

Brainstorming not a Decision Making Tool

@V Shridhar: I disagree on braistorming being a decision making tool. In fact it is essentially an e...

 
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S. M. Sapatnekar
Director, India
 

Brainstorming is an Aid to Decision Making

Planning and executing a brainstorm is a moderator's challenge. It is a balancing act between keepin...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Brainstorming and Decision Making

@R. S. Mathur : in my view brainstorming is only a tool aiding for the correct decision. Yes, the fa...

 
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Robert R. Zulu
Student (MBA), Zambia
 

Brainstorming; Generating Many Radical and Creative Ideas

Brainstorming is a popular tool that helps you generate creative solutions to a problem. It is part...

 
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Amanda Strydom, South Africa
 

Combining and Redesigning 2-3 Ideas...

It is always important to listen to the "no's" that show up. Personally I found that often a combi...

 
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Mahesh Kumar
Manager, India
 

Brainstorming: a Habit

Every efficient object we see around is a result of successive brainstorming sessions. We just need ...

 
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Laxman Prasad Paudel
Manager, Nepal
 

Brain Storming is not a Sufficient Means of Making a Decision

I agree brainstorming is an important tool for the decision maker. Because (s)he will gain fruitful ...

 
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VENKATESWARAN
Teacher, India
 

Brainstorming Tool - a Great Way of Solving Problems

Brainstorming is one of the effective tools to arrive at a decision for a problem and particularly w...

 
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muyiwa okesanya
Business Consultant, Nigeria
 

Brainstorming is a Democratic Method of Decision Making

I see brainstorming as a democratic method of problem solving and decision making process. Because a...

 
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Victor Aguilan
Professor, Philippines
 

Do a Brainstorm Session to Make (or Prepare For) Major Decisions?

Yes and no. There is a danger that the "brainstorming" session is just for show or a "fishing expedi...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Brainstorming: A Bouquet of Opinions Revealed...!

I am happy with all of these reactions on brainstorming. The result of 'brainstorming" can be seen h...

 
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Ramji Sharma, PhD
Professor, Nepal
 

Brainstorming: not Always Good D/M Tool

Brainstorming is a good technique when you have to make a great decision in an area where you are no...

 
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Shankar
Manager, India
 

Use People from Different Departments in Brainstorming Sessions

@Zahid Hussain: if we draw employees from all departments - which are not at all directly connected ...

 
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P.R.RAVINDRAN
Partner, India
 

Brainstorming depends on Leadership

Everything depends on the type of leadership the organisation is enjoying (or suffering). If the s...

 
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Tony Pagliaroli
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

What is Brainstorming and what it is Not

Over the years, the word 'brainstorming' has taken on many different meanings and uses; good and bad...

 
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Sergio Leite
Analyst, Brazil
 

2 Tips for Managers who'd like to do a Brainstorming before a Major Decision

- Even in a brainstorming session the facilitator need to apply a method able to stimulate its membe...

 
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Ryan Sardon
Consultant, Peru
 

2 more Tips for Brainstoming to Prepare an Important Decision

- Keep people motivated during the session is key for the brainstorming process. - Make a session n...

 
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Sheajad Bhayani
Student (MBA)
 

Brainstorming with a Little Extra

Osborn's brainstorming is good. But we can add our own ways/ideas to it. Osborn's ways (in my opinio...

 
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Shankar
Manager, India
 

Brainstorming for Management only

So many reactions from various countries! This itself looks like an informal brainstorming session. ...

 
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Radha Raj
India
 

Moderator Conducting Brainstorming Sessions Should Be Open to Suggestions

The moderator should have excellent communication skills, especially listening, and accepting sugges...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Qualities of a Moderator for Effective Brainstorming

@Radha Raj : I agree with you. A moderator is a person who directs the brainstorming team to a frui...

 
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Solomon Trevor Mokadi
Manager, China
 

Brainstorming and Problem Solving

My take on this topic is that you need a balanced moderator but most importantly someone who has a c...

 
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R.S. MATHUR
Teacher, India
 

Heterogeneity in Brainstorming Sessions

@Shankar: heterogeneity lies at the heart of any brainstorming session. Which means you must include...

 
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Nayomi Kankanamge
Student (University), Sri Lanka
 

In Brainstorming, Qualified Team Members are Essential

When doing brainstorming it is essential to select a good qualified team. It enhances the transparen...

 
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Shankar
Manager, India
 

Accountability for Suggestions: Reverse Responsibility

I refer to the last paragraph of the orginal comment: "accountability" is very effective. A retired ...

 
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robert trowhill
Consultant, Canada
 

Blindsiding Behavior and Accountability in Brainstorming

It is often the case that the key decision maker(s) will not participate in brainstorming sessions a...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Accountability in Brainstorming

@Robert, according to my view, brainstorming as we all know is a platform for democratic, transparen...

 
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Rob Bikoko
ICT Consultant, Zimbabwe
 

Brainstorming versus the Actual Decision Choice

My take is while we observe the fundamental rules of being democratic, transparent, free and frank, ...

 
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V SHRIDHAR
Consultant, India
 

Constraints in Brainstorming (Decsion-making) Process

@Rob Bikoko : I agree with your steps for a perfect brainstorming/decision process. The moderator ...

 
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vince
HR Consultant, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Brainstorming Though Useful, Can Be Time-consuming

Wow! What an "avalanche" of thoughts/ideas. This discourse in itself has been quite edifying and h...

 
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Jamil Adil
Manager, Pakistan
 

Brainstorming Missing Aspects

@Robert Trowhill: excellent point Robert. One should not ignore such aspects. That can ruin expected...

 
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Pradeepbajaj
Director, India
 

Brainstorming and Decision Making

We are living in an age, with newer bottles and same old wines. It is a foregone conclusion that old...

 
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Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada
 

We are Living in an Age of Feedback Loops

@Pradeepbajaj: My version of the three stages is: 1. Vision: determining where we want to be 2. S...

 
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Javier Elenes
Business Consultant, Mexico
 

Brainstorming Shall Be Used to Find Out HOW we Could do Things

Brainstorm could be used to enrich HOW to do things. But the definition of WHAT should be done (the ...

   

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