Ways To Run An Effective Brainstorming Session

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Are you struggling to double your creative outputs in minimum time? Better conduct brainstorming sessions. Brainstorming is a popular tool that helps you generate creative solutions to a problem. But, there are certain guidelines that need to be followed to make these sessions effective. Let’s have a quick look at how you can make these brainstorming sessions successful and generate creative ideas.

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Ways To Run An Effective Brainstorming Session

  1. 1. How to Conduct a Successful Brainstorming Session?
  2. 2. Anything goes -- don't restrict your ideas. www.commlabindia.com
  3. 3. Think of what might work and blurt it out.
  4. 4. Consensus of no criticism
  5. 5. Incubate for a while
  6. 6. Collect ideas and suggestions from ALL the participants without evaluating them. www.commlabindia.com
  7. 7. Idea should be to broaden the perception.
  8. 8. Cognitive flexibility is must.
  9. 9. The best ways to spark innovations are by:
  10. 10. The best ways to spark innovations are by: <ul><li>Defining the objective of the session. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The best ways to spark innovations are by: <ul><li>Defining the objective of the session </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the rules such as one person speaking at a time, all ideas accepted, no insulting laughter at an idea. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The best ways to spark innovations are by: <ul><li>Defining the objective of the session </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the rules such as one person speaking at a time, all ideas accepted, no insulting laughter at an idea </li></ul><ul><li>Setting priorities for conclusions. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The best ways to spark innovations are by: <ul><li>Defining the objective of the session </li></ul><ul><li>Defining the rules such as one person speaking at a time, all ideas accepted, no insulting laughter at an idea </li></ul><ul><li>Setting priorities for conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>The mediator initiates action steps to be taken by individual members of the group. </li></ul>
  14. 14. During a brainstorming session, remember to: www.commlabindia.com
  15. 15. Break down traditional walls to identify innovative ideas and alternatives.
  16. 16. Ask all participants to respond with &quot;Yes”
  17. 17. No one can dismiss an idea when the brainstorming starts as it creates an atmosphere of openness and trust.
  18. 18. Allow the participants to say whatever comes to their mind without a filter and fear of they being looked upon as odd. www.commlabindia.com
  19. 19. Try to get everyone to participate - even the quiet ones .
  20. 20. Set a timeframe for the conclusion, development, implementation of ideas generated in a brainstorming session.
  21. 21. Confirm everyone’s ideas.
  22. 22. Brainstorm on opposites. www.commlabindia.com
  23. 23. Try Random association.
  24. 24. Listen carefully to what is being said.
  25. 25. Brainstorming becomes meaningful once it is put into different contexts , such as:
  26. 26. Start with objects that don't have an evident relation with the main subject.
  27. 27. Try to relate the main subject in the web created to put aside odd ideas.
  28. 28. Things to do…….. www.commlabindia.com
  29. 29. Be Courteous to allow and encourage all other ideas to develop. www.commlabindia.com
  30. 30. Explore ideas on the premise that each of them is possible.
  31. 31. Do not discuss them as people offer them – just write them all down.
  32. 32. Stay positive about the process and all the ideas.
  33. 33. The more people become comfortable participating, the more ideas on hand to choose from. www.commlabindia.com
  34. 34. Setup a Twitter account to collect brainstorming ideas.
  35. 35. Stress the ability to 'listen from nothing' and you will hear what you have never heard before.
  36. 36. To read more such articles, please visit http://blog.commlabindia.com / Thank you

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