The Paradox of Brainstorming

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The Paradox of Brainstorming
Paul S Phillips
Sadly, in most organisations that I have consulted to or worked in the managers leading brainstorms have not actually conducted them properly. Too often they have descended into untimed, chart lists and discussions where creativity has been the first victim. Where there is low trust between managers and their people or even their peers about the consequences of 'saying the wrong thing' then this veering away from true brainstorming leads to poor decisions and even poorer creative solutions. Brainstorming is only fun if the rules are adhered to. It's the paradox of brainstorming that there are a set of rules to help people break away from the corporate chains and think and share freely. It's no fun when it is done without sticking to the rules. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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Sanjay Kulkarni, Consultant, Australia, Member

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

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