https://www.wrike.com/blog/techniques-effective-brainstorming/ - If you're burned out from brainstorming, you might be doing it all wrong. Take a look at these 5 different ways to brainstorm better and energize your creativity!
Does brainstorming ever feel like a total waste of time?
You feel it’s necessary to get your team’s input on a topic, but
the session usually just turns into a few people bickering, and
the other participants saying nothing at all.
Many people forget the key to brainstorming is quantity, not quality.
Brainstorming is the first step in the exploration phase of a new
project, so it’s important to be open to all ideas and possibilities.
Problems arise when team members think they
need to filter out the good ideas from the not-
so-good ones due to fear of being judged or
Another problem with brainstorming is that many people think
it can only be done one way: an open discussion in a meeting
room with everyone involved.
Here are 5 easy ways to
and eliminate judgment:
The team leader shares the topic with the
team, and everyone writes down their
ideas individually.This helps eliminate
anchoring and encourages everyone on
the team to share their own ideas.
This brainstorming technique works best
for teams who seem to be greatly
influenced by the first ideas presented
during a meeting.
Have a central location where team
members can archive their ideas so it's
easier for remote teams to brainstorm.
Redfoo uses Wrike to brainstorm music
and clothing ideas for his companies. He
created an ideas folder in Wrike where he
can jot down new concepts and share them
with his team.
Set a time limit for team members to
write down as many thoughts or ideas
around a topic as possible, using any
mediums available.This style of
brainstorming is great because it's
completely customizable to meet the
needs of each team and project.
Have everyone stand in a circle
while the facilitator presents a
topic.Then, have each person share
an idea one after the other until
Simultaneously, a facilitator records
each idea so they can be discussed
once the sharing is over. It’s very
important to not evaluate any ideas
until everyone has the opportunity
This technique challenges the team to come up with as many questions as
they can about your topic.An easy way to begin a session like this would
be to start listing questions that deal with the who, what, where, when, and
why.This style assures that all aspects of the project are addressed before
any work goes into executing it.
Try out each method and evaluate the response from your
team. It's important to keep them involved in figuring out
which method works best.
Try out your next