A Remote Innovation Brainstorm Method

Destination Innovation

Here is a brainstorm method I call ‘The Postal Service’ You gather a group of say 6 to 10 people on a Zoom meeting and explain the challenge. The group now reassembles in threes – typically in Zoom break out rooms. Gibbard and Tamborello.

Brainstorming on a White Board: Prompts and Techniques


Brainstorming is the foundation of any innovation exercise and the foundation for most ideation sessions. Whether it’s simply ideating or specifically auditing a project, we have compiled a guide of the best questions to ask and techniques to use when brainstorming on a whiteboard.


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Nominal Group Technique Training


Learn about this group problem-solving and solution generating approach. Teams that struggle to be productive and efficient in brainstorming and problem-solving sessions may be interested in the nominal group technique (NGT). What is nominal group technique (NGT)?

Brainstorming with IdeaScale


In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Last week, I enjoyed the latest episode of the Stanford Innovation Lab podcast about effective advance planning for a successful brainstorming session. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period. I wish you all the best in running a successful brainstorming campaign on IdeaScale.

Brainstorming Techniques - How to Brainstorm by Yourself

HYPE Innovation

In general, people tend to brainstorm in groups. However, due to globalisation, organisational challenges, time, and resources, you see more and more companies organising idea campaigns in the cloud where participants are brainstorming and coming up with ideas on their own. In this post, I'm going explain to you solo brainstorming techniques that work. That particular method of generating ideas has become a standard solution for teams trying to solve problems.


Michael Michalko

ENERGIZE YOUR BRAINSTORMING. In the same way, if we start a brainstorming session cold with a serious, uptight facilitator throwing out questions and problems to a stiff, conservative group, the chances of producing healthy ideas is minimal.

16 Best Free Online Brainstorming Tools in 2022


What are the best tools for brainstorming in 2022? Coordinating brainstorming sessions and innovation work can require a substantial amount of creativity. A “like” button serves as an informal polling mechanism among teams, especially if you’re managing a big group.

Brainstorming with IdeaScale


In this blog post, I’ll discuss how we can draw from brainstorming techniques to configure IdeaScale to support your organization in generating and collecting fresh and novel ideas. Last week, I enjoyed the latest episode of the Stanford Innovation Lab podcast about effective advance planning for a successful brainstorming session. Turn off voting for the brainstorming period. I wish you all the best in running a successful brainstorming campaign on IdeaScale.

The 10 Commandments of Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley

Redefine Brainstorming If You Want Results. . It’s okay to hate Brainstorming. There have been many studies of brainstorming and articles written. The original guidelines of brainstorming (defer judgment, quantity of ideas, build on ideas, combine, etc.)

5 Creative Ways to Brainstorm New Products


?Many people think of brainstorming as a group activity. They picture a group of people sitting around a conference table with laptops and drawing boards. Other people think of brainstorming as a solo activity.

Use the Saturate and Group Tool to Ramp Up Your Design Thinking


One of the best ways to do this is to run an online virtual ideation session using the Saturate and Group Tool. . What is Saturate and Group, and what are best practices, tools and online templates for teams and organizations? . The Saturate and Group Tool .

Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019


Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Google Docs offers a sort of collaborative scratch paper for brainstorming, while Google Sheets offers a more organized approach to sort ideas and leave notes. Not everybody can always be in the room when you’re brainstorming, and MindMeister helps bridge the gap.

The single best way to improve your brainstorming sessions

Idea to Value

Brainstorming doesn’t work. And that is because most brainstorming sessions are not designed to deliver results for the company , only for the facilitator. You may have seen the four basic rules of brainstorming, taken from Alex Osborn’s Applied Imagination : The Four Rules of Brainstorming: Go for Quantity. However, the issue lies with the way that brainstorming sessions are usually structured: as a group activity.

As the Manager, should you be present in the Brainstorm meeting?

Destination Innovation

You would like the group to challenge assumptions, think differently and come up with plenty of radical proposals. With you there, it is very hard for your team to switch from normal meeting mode to creative brainstorm mode. Use brainstorm methods which depersonalise the ideas and encourage radical thinking. If you select the right type of brainstorm method you can overcome these issues and ensure that everyone contributes ideas and helps in the selection.

Making Brainstorming Work

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the meta skills that organisations will need to develop if they are to flex their innovation muscle is the ability to do great brainstorming sessions. Earlier in the day, I stumbled onto the below video in which Bill Burnett talks about practices that can help you make your next brainstorming session highly productive. Top Reasons why brainstorming sessions fail: Too Less or Too Many people involved in the session.

4 Brainstorming Exercises for Introverts


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. Today we’re tackling the brainstorming beast. Inspired by how we work as a team here at Ideanote and this post by Susan Cain, we have comprised a list of 4 brainstorming designs that introverts can get behind.

Podcast E12: Brainstorming is Stupid

Stephen Shapiro

Everyone loves brainstorming. In todays’ episode, I explore the 5 problems associated with traditional brainstorming. The 5 problems with brainstorming: Poorly defined challenge. Group think. Right?

Generate Great Ideas from a Cluster of Strangers

Destination Innovation

I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries. They then described this to the group for comment and feedback. In this case each delegate in turn would answer the four questions orally to the group and people could quiz them on various points before making their suggestions. The whole group would then move on to the next person’s situation and make suggestions for them.

Round Robin Brainstorming Technique: What It Is & How to Use It


Find out what the round robin brainstorming technique is and how to utilize it below. We’ve talked about brainstorming and ideation many times before, and that’s because it is an essential part of the innovation and design thinking process. Brainstorming rules.

Putting Brainstorming in its place

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm happy to climb up on a soapbox again to talk about one of the most common scapegoats for innovation, the act of brainstorming. So I rise today to neither praise nor bury brainstorming, but to place it in its proper context. The Purpose of Brainstorming Brainstorming is a technique that allows individuals or small groups to generate ideas. Brainstorming is a group technique to generate, socialize and evaluate ideas.

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. Group Think.

Boost Creativity by Thinking in Pictures

Destination Innovation

Let’s introduce more pictures into our meetings and in particular into our brainstorm meetings. You can use these pictures as a random stimulus where the group calls out ideas based on a picture. Image by Levelord on Pixabay.

Brainstorming with innovator Laurie Steiner


In this installment of brainstorming with an innovator , we invite Laurie Steiner , who won our wireless innovation competition. See below to learn more about Laurie’s fascinating good deeds and how ADDHD is the secret sauce to her brainstorming. MW : What do you do when you’re not brainstorming on Betterific? I love to read, crochet, go camping, fishing and crabbing, I enjoy ghost hunting with a local group. Brainstorming with Uncategorized

How to Improve Your Next Brainstorming Session


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. When that happens, people go into brainstorming sessions feeling they’re about to engage in a time-wasting exercise. The key is to have the right brainstorming tools in your kit. Warm the Group Up.

Status Bias Inhibits Innovation

Destination Innovation

Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria carried out a study in which they sent out the same academic paper to three groups of reviewers. The second group were told the paper was written by Sabiou Inoua, a relatively unknown PhD student.

4 Steps to Supercharge Your Next Brainstorming Session


If you use the right brainstorming tools, you’re more likely to get better ideas. You know that brainstorming isn’t just thinking. What kinds of brainstorming tools can help you come up with more and better solutions? Guidance brings focus to a brainstorming session.?.

Fast Company’s Brainstorming Fail

Gregg Fraley

Fast Company Article “Brainstorming is Dumb” Misses the Point. Brainstorming, Done Properly, Is Not a Tool, It’s A Multi-Step Process. And yet another major publication publishes a misleading article about brainstormingBrainstorming is Dumb. The big picture the article misses is that brainstorming is not a single tool, it’s a system. They mention Osborn in the article but don’t accept his definition of brainstorming.

How to structure a hybrid brainstorming workshop


Brainstorming workshops are powerful tools for ideation, collaboration and innovation as a team and company. Pre-pandemic most brainstorming sessions were hosted in a conference room, using a whiteboard and several post-it notes. Phase 2: Group duplicates and categorises similar ideas.

Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

Here is another brainstorm method for you to try – Roll the Dice. It works well with groups of 4 to 6 people and is excellent for forcing unusual combinations of ideas and settings. The use of chance is a key element in lateral thinking.

Facilitate a successful brainstorming session


How to get the most from your team Setting up a brainstorming session can seem easy enough. Svava’s digital tool makes your brainstorming sessions more fun, and higher engagement leads to better ideas. I have gathered the best techniques for succeeding with your brainstorming session.

The Perfect Online Brainstorm Facilitation Training for MCI Group

Idea Champions

clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, innovation-leaning clients to upgrade the impact of their brainstorming sessions. Online poll ("The State of Brainstorming in Your Company").

Brainstorming with an expert, Richard Ahern


Welcome to the second part of our new “Brainstorming with…” series, where we interview two sets of people – the innovation challenge winners and the product developers and innovation experts that sponsor the challenges. From the winners, we learn brainstorming tips, how they arrived at their winning ideas, and the inspiration they use. You can check out our first Brainstorming with a winner edition, where we interviewed Dan Pick.

How Can You Make Your Next Brainstorming Session Rock

Rmukesh Gupta

Start your brainstorming session by playing a game that requires creativity. Ideation and brainstorming is very serious business. You will get the most out of your brainstorming sessions if you have identify and involve a coach or a moderator. Brainstorms are used to come up with ideas to solve a specific problem or find a creative solution for someone to perform better than they already do. Even better is if you can do your brainstorming sessions in an open area.

Brainstorming with Innovator Dan Pick


” This is the first in our “Brainstorming with…” series. Below is an interview we had with Dan, where we ask him about his techniques, some insight into how he brainstorms, and for some suggestions on how to make Betterific even better! MW: What do you when you’re not brainstorming on Betterific? Then, I pause for a few days and typically try to return for another brainstorming session.

How to succeed with online brainstorming


Online Brainstorming need a bit of a boost? Improve Your Online Brainstorming Workshops Brainstorming workshops help solve a number of challenges, source new products, procedural improvements and more.

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work

Gregg Fraley

80% Of Brainstorming Sessions Don’t Work. Redefine Brainstorming and Get Better Results. I might be getting to old to hold back on saying this about ideation, aka idea generation, aka brainstorming. As the drawing suggests, please, let’s redefine brainstorming. Here’s the list of brainstorming fails — and the solutions to avoid them: Seven Brainstorming Fails, with Solutions. Brainstorming is all group work.

The Remarkable Benefits of Digital Brainstorming


The False Promise of Traditional Brainstorming. In order to create innovative ideas, Osborne suggested that a group of people should engage in a "brainstorm", i.e. "using the brain to storm a creative problem—and doing so in commando fashion, with each stormer attacking the same objective." Osborne further outlined that the group should defer judgment, go for quantity, and embrace wild ideas. Why Traditional Brainstorming Does Not Work.

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

The Inovo Group

We have all experienced brainstorming sessions. In short, coming up with a large number of questions, prioritizing them and identifying the top few questions to answer often results in better outcomes than trying to brainstorm ideas for new products or services. The post How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity appeared first on Inovo.

Four Popular Brainstorming Techniques – and why they work


Contrary to most things in life, the key to effective brainstorming is not quality. Brainstorming techniques can be accomplished in several ways. When done right, brainstorming can expand general understandings and strengthen developmental processes.

When Is the Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning?


When is the right time for brainstorming in strategic planning , or really any other type of planning for that matter? Brainstorming CAN make sense throughout a strategic planning process. The Right Time for Brainstorming in Strategic Planning. The way we look at it, brainstorming – or whatever you want to call trying come up with new ideas – is typically, give or take, the third step in any phase of a strategic planning process.

The Myth of Outside the Box Thinking: Why Brainstorming and Other Such Techniques Are Your Worst Enemy

Innovation in Practice

How many brainstorming sessions have you been in? You probably think brainstorming isn’t that bad. But research after research actually shows that brainstorming doesn’t work. Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work. Why Brainstorming Does a Lot of Damage.

3 Innovation Specialists Busting the Myth About Brainstorming

Innovation in Practice

When thinking about creativity in teams, we often imagine a bunch of people in front of a flipchart throwing on the paper whatever comes to their mind – brainstorming. But, what actually is brainstorming? This is how Mark McGuinness defines the term: “‘Brainstorming’ is such a common word that it’s often used to describe any meeting or conversation designed to generate ideas. The ‘criteria cued’ groups produce fewer ideas, but a larger number of high-quality ideas.

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Generating Ideas


They generate ideas in a brainstorm. Brainstorming, when done well can catalyze dormant ideas. How can you execute a better brainstorming session and make sure it doesn’t result in wasted time and resources?

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