4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts

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How do we make brainstorming enjoyable, valuable and fun for everyone involved? Get 4 brainstorming exercises that get everybody’s creative juices flowing. Open office spaces, coffee machine chats, and brainstorming sessions. Loved by some, dreaded by many.

Get Better Ideas with this Starter Exercise

Destination Innovation

Then everyone took a creativity test. The people in the first group with the fluid movements scored 24% higher in their creativity scores. So before your next idea generation session try this exercise. You can refer back to it later as you run the brainstorm sessions.

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5 Reasons Your Brainstorming Sessions are a Waste of Time

Stephen Shapiro

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. Most brainstorming sessions start with ideas. Inc Brainstorming Creativity Innovation

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas

BrainZooming

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 3 Responses to New Ideas. With off-target ideas, we would say, “That’s great,” and suggest other strategic thinking exercises to re-orient them toward a better direction.

Creative Exercises Designed for Left/Right Brain Types

Innovation Excellence

Richard Haasnoot continues his series for innovators on how to create 12 X more ideas that brainstorming. Continue reading →

4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy

BrainZooming

How can you develop strategic thinking exercises to envision the future when it’s so easy to let previous experience cloud your imagination? 4 Strategic Thinking Exercises to Envision Future Strategy. Strategic Thinking Exercise: Simulation and Role Playing.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

The Inovo Group

We have all experienced brainstorming sessions. They are a staple of the corporate world as companies attempt to be creative and come up with new ideas and solve identified problems. Questioning exercises seem to have more across-the-board participation.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Prime for Creativity. People are generally not in mindset to be creative. We need to get them to a mindset where they can be creative, if our purpose is to get the most creative ideas that are possible. Start by using humour (watch a funny, yet creative video).

How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session

IdeaScale

Brainstorming sessions sound like a great idea, especially for breaking out of creative ruts, but too often brainstorming fizzles out. The main reason for this is that organizations don’t actually use any of the ideas that come out of brainstorming sessions.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – An Alternative Vision Statement Approach

BrainZooming

During in-person and online strategic planning workshops , we regularly use a strategic thinking exercise that helps leadership groups quickly identify a shared future vision statement. Pushing Back on a Strategic Thinking Exercise.

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

BrainZooming

We have been working with a client that had done a lot of strategic planning exercises about a new initiative. 6 Ways to Organize Ideas from Strategic Planning Exercises. Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Performance Strategic Planning Strategic Thinking Tools lists matrix

Strategic Thinking Exercises – 11 Things Running through a Facilitator’s Head

BrainZooming

From a facilitation standpoint, it was the most arduous couple of days of going through strategic thinking exercises I recall. What questions or exercises can I eliminate to save time while still getting enough input in all the areas we are covering for each innovation strategy?

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. I’m going to focus on one problem with brainstorming in this post: lack of preparation. Plan visual elements, written and kinesthetic exercises.

Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics

BrainZooming

Small groups prepared the personas in advance by brainstorming answers to ten questions on each audience member. Here’s an overview of each of the strategic thinking exercises : 5 Content Marketing Strategy Exercises to Generate Audience-Oriented Topics.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WAY THE AVERAGE PERSON THINKS AND A CREATIVE GENIUS THINKS

Michael Michalko

THOUGHT EXERCISE. Over time the puzzle became synonymous with creative thinking and the phrase “thinking outside the box” has now become a cliché for creativity. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVERAGE PERSON AND THE CREATIVE GENIUS. Creative thinking is inclusive thinking.

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

Idea to Value

Imagine what you think a “creative person” looks like, and what they behave like. Or you might even just think of the person in your business who is always the first person to come up with a seemingly great idea in a brainstorming session.

Know Your Brain Type and Get More Ideas

Innovation Excellence

This is another article about Quantum Idea Generation a process proven to generate at least 12 X more ideas than brainstorming. Continue reading → Build Capability Cognition Creativity Uncategorized Brain Assessment Brain Exercises brainstorming ideation Quatnum Idea Generation

For Innovative Ideas try a Cluster of Strangers

Innovation Excellence

We ran the following exercise. Creativity Innovation brainstorm. I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges

BrainZooming

Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head. In many organizations, however, substantial creative thinking challenges come from leaders and cultures that may say they want new thinking, but seem to do everything they can to scuttle creativity.

600 Questions for a Storm of Innovation and Extreme Creativity Ideas

BrainZooming

If your creativity ideas have dried up, today is the day to download our FREE ebook, The 600 Most Powerful Strategic Planning Questions. Your creative creek will be flowing with extreme creativity ideas, just like a summer downpour!

15 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CREATIVITY

Michael Michalko

. Simply put, the key to increasing creativity in any organization is to make it start acting like a creative organization. Similarly, you and your organization will become more creative if you start acting the part. BRAINSTORMING BOARD. CREATIVE CORNER.

Mindfulness and Innovation

IdeaScale

This can include meditation and yoga but also short exercises you can incorporate into your daily life. I’m sure anyone who has done creative work of any kind has hit a mental roadblock before. Sometimes your brain just won’t let you be creative.

Creative Thinking Skills for Sales – A Workshop Approach

BrainZooming

We’re with a client today, delivering a strategic and creative thinking skills for sales workshop. As an outgrowth of the workshop, here is a strategic and creative thinking skills compilation comprised of articles that support the Brainzooming workshop we’re delivering.

What’s Killing our Creativity?

Rmukesh Gupta

And the more creative we are, the better the solution could be. We gather our team around in a room and want to do engage in a brainstorming session. The facilitator sets up the context and wants us to come up with creative ideas that could potentially solve the issue at hand. We try to come up with some regular ideas, that are neither surprising nor creative. I can assure you that most people struggle with coming up with creative ideas.

Cuisine vs. Food: Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop

BrainZooming

Chuck is the owner of Brilliance Activator , which helps leaders uncork the creative genius of their teams to improve products and processes, delight customers, and grow profits. Why Specificity Makes or Breaks a Creative Thinking Workshop by Chuck Dymer.

The Creative Impact of Improvisation

Boxes and Arrows

Creativity started taking more effort than it had previously. My creative process at work started to go into overdrive. It was much easier to do collaborative creative brainstorming and get dozens of ideas out because my thought processes had become accustomed to it. The science behind creativity. Dr. Charles Limb, a Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist, has dedicated his research to the art of improvisation and how it increases creativity.

What PR Firms Say About Our Brainstorm Facilitation Training

Idea Champions

Idea Champions has trained quite a few PR and Marketing firms in the art and science of facilitating breakthrough brainstorming sessions. Our success as a firm depends on our ability to think about tough challenges in new and creative ways, often on short timelines.

To Innovate: Learn, Scaffold, Ideate

Gregg Fraley

Acquiring knowledge across many domains is about broad-based learning, and it’s often where big “I” innovation comes from.This allows creative combinations of ideas and concepts from one area — with ideas or concepts from another. Innovation is Learning.

Don’t Reject Radical Ideas with ‘Yes but….’

Destination Innovation

One of the exercises on my Creative Leadership workshop runs like this. The second conversation goes to all sorts of creative and unusual places. The typical responses to a creative suggestion might be: Yes but it would cost too much.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity?

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity?

Creative vs. Strategic Thinking: What’s The Difference?

Idea Drop

For most businesses, every day is an exercise in problem-solving. There are two distinct (though complementary) ways to work through a problem and develop a solution: we might label them ‘creative thinking’ and ‘strategic thinking’. Creative thinking focuses on capturing the unusual, unique and unchartered. Can we constrain our brainstorming session to a fixed time frame? How does this creative idea fit into our larger strategic vision?

100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job

Idea Champions

Ask the most creative people at work for their ideas. Brainstorm with a co-worker. Go for a daily brainstorming walk. Exercise during your lunch break. Invite your customers to brainstorming sessions. Initiate cross-functional brainstorming sessions.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using. questions for brainstorming.

BRAINWRITING

Michael Michalko

Horst Geschka and his associates at the Batelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, developed a variety of group creative-thinking techniques called Brainwriting which, like Feynman=s innovative problem-solving approach, are designed to process ideas in parallel, spontaneous sequences.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using. questions for brainstorming.

Innovation Strategy – 40 Articles on Fostering an Innovative Workplace Culture

BrainZooming

Creative Thinking – The Math of Brainstorming and New Ideas. #3 Innovation Strategy – 6 Ideas Better than “Clean Sheet of Paper” Creativity. 9 Extreme Creativity Questions from Peter’s Laws. Strategic Thinking Exercises to Pursue an Outside-In Innovation Strategy.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Next time you find yourself leading a creative thinking session , make it a point to give participants, early is the session, a mental map of the process you'll be using. questions for brainstorming.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

How to plan and execute training, ideation, strategy, and brainstorming sessions. There are a limited number of slots for this course in order to permit hands-on and interactive exercises. Innovation Intensive . Thursday, September 13, 2018, The Keith House, Chicago.

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy

BrainZooming

The objective involved taking twenty-three tables of participants through innovation strategy exercises to identify disruptive concepts, craft strategies, document audience profiles, imagine ideas, develop market positions, and propose all the ideas in 9-second pitches.

3 Short, Funny Strategic Planning Questions

BrainZooming

This is the core creative thinking question for our Shrimp exercise. This creative thinking question also helps them move beyond ideas they would typically self-censor in almost any situation. This strategic thinking question is on our extreme creativity list.

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41 Surprising Things about Community Collaboration Done Well

BrainZooming

In nearly every Brainzooming community collaboration workshop, we conclude with a Plus-Minus-Interesting-Recommendation-Question exercise (a PMIRQ for short). Brainstorming for technological advancements”. Effective Exercises and Process. Loved the Boom / Bust exercise.”.

Momentum — Team Effectiveness Training

Gregg Fraley

Concepts are taught using interactive exercises and challenges, which make for rich debrief discussions, learning, and integration into real world team habits. Creative Problem Solving Model: Most teams lack a common approach, or language, to resolve challenges and manage projects.