Step # 1
Define a question for
which there is a real need

Find a brainstorming question for which
there’s a real need to find answers and
a realistic possibility to change things.

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Step # 2 Find a neutral person to moderate the process .

ideachampions. It is supposed to be a selfless act that enables others to arrive at their own solutions.shtml .Brainstorm facilitating is a http://www.

com/2008/04/08/eureka/ .A great facilitator  nurtures the conversation in its early stages.wordpress.  jumps in when energy starts to disappear.  steps out of the way as the ideas start to flow. http://aneyewitness.

The client should not be in charge of running the meeting. https://hbr. They must keep their heads in the content and not worry about or unduly influence the .

Step # 3 Find an inspiring meeting place . .com/ http://www.Sources https://www.

ch/. people are not exposed to each others’ ideas in the idea generation . That may increase the diversity of ideas. ideas are anonymously communicated. for example http://answergarden. less dominant people can easier communicate their ideas. for example http://www. people who talk a lot don’t disturb others. Advantage # 3: On some brainstorming sites. because they are not heard. Advantage # 2: On some brainstorming sites.3 advantages of Internet brainstorming Advantage # 1: On the Internet. Thereby.

destination-innovation. for example a zoo.imagebase.http://www. .net/Nature/Deer-071-copy Try an unusual location.

Step # 4 Invite both external and internal participants to increase diversity .

ece . the more interesting the ideas are likely to broader the mix of http://business.

com/insights/strategy/seven_steps_to_better_brainstorming . people who can answer the question you’re asking.

 Experience diversity.  Nationality diversity.pdf .  Thinking style diversity.  Age diversity.Aspects of diversity  Skill http://www. https://hbr.  Gender

uk/articles/inspiration/10-tips-for-effective-creative-brainstorming http://www.What about including external people? .co.destination-innovation.

Research shows that bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds can enhance the flow of ideas. making people more open to new information and finding ways to integrate it into solutions. . http://www. That helps introverted people get the quietness they need to develop good http://www.Ask participants to independently prepare ideas before the .fastcompany.slideshare.bnet.

Step # 5 Communicate values of the brainstorm .

businessweek. http://www.htm .com/innovate/content/jul2006/id20060726_517774. and extend their diverse knowledge. blend.The power of group brainstorming comes from creating a safe place where people with different ideas can share.

.com/weblogs/archives/2011/01/most_people_thi.triz-journal.ideachampions. Al: Read this before our next criticism. location 405.shtml http://www.fastcompany. No distractions.asp http://www. No negative Pittampalli.

wordpress.htm .  wild are encouraged to come up with  crazy ideas.  stupid ideas. http://innovtoday.shtml http://www.

Further inspiration .

Step # 6 Define the goal of the brainstorm .

inc.html .inc.html http://www.ideachampions.Develop as many ideas as http://www. http://www.

X ideas http://www.innovationexcellence.The goal of this brainstorming session is for you to come up with at least that answer the .

Step # 7 Develop ideas .

Brainstorming should begin with individuals working alone first. Michael J. page 178. Gelb: Creativity on demand. .

com/886945/10-rules-effective-brainstorming#8 . participants can also bring in products / materials / things they find relevant.fastcompany.As ideas. http://www.

introverts maximize their contribution. Thereby. ask participants to individually write down as many ideas as they can.During the first 5 to 10 .mit. http://sloanreview. for example on sticky notes.

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edu/article/the-discipline-of-creativity/ .Divide people up in teams of about 5 people – each led by a facilitator.

https://hbr. Studies show that during http://www. creative output can increase as much as .com/laura-montini/study-provides-a-great-reason-to-go-for-a-walking-meeting.Get people standing and active.

com/blog/10-creative-techniques-you-should-try-in-realtimeboard/#.VBRI_fmSx9A .https://realtimeboard. moderator encourages participants to build on ideas of each other.triz-journal. Sources http://www.asp .

http://thebuildnetwork.Studies show that the most revolutionary solutions spring from group discussion of ideas hatched in . having done some minutes of brainstorming.html . the moderator could interrupt participants and ask them to do something completely unrelated to the moderator gives participants some more time in a room to focus on developing more ideas. http://www. for example take a walk around the building.

Step # 8 Categorize ideas .

.The moderator .or someone else categorizes the ideas that have been developed.

Step # 9 Select great ideas .

com/articles/how-to-evaluate-ideas/ . http://www.destination-innovation.Each person has 5 ticks to spend on selecting 1 or more great ideas.

net/Concept/imagebase4_02 .http://www.imagebase.

4 criteria to use when selecting great ideas 1. Which ideas involve the lowest costs? 4. Which ideas can be quickly implemented? 3. Which ideas are the most valuable for users? . Which ideas are the most inspiring? http://business.business2community.financialpost.

Step # 10 Each participant chooses ideas he/she wants to try out .

com/886945/10-rules-effective-brainstorming#7 .Brainstorming is the start of something.fastcompany. http://www. Each participant decides what to do next with one or more ideas.

com/Product/Six-thinking-hats-1455136 .Further inspiration https://www.

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