In our last newsletter (Creating the Right Conditions for Brainstorming) we discussed how to proactively set up the right conditions for dealing with resistance to brainstorming.
Other factors such as boredom, fatigue and/or not seeing the importance of participating may also hinder the group’s desire to brainstorm. Here are some ideas to rekindle an individual or a group’s willingness to participate:
Creating Closure on the Brainstorm
Quite frequently brainstorming leaves us with lots of great but similar ideas. If the intent is to end up with a ‘unique’ list of ideas to be prioritized, the following process may be helpful:
From my experience inserting any ‘creative’ technique in a brainstorming discussion will help to inject some energy back into the discussion! I’d love to have your feedback on which techniques you decided to use and how effective was it?
Michael Goldman President, Facilitation First
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