Rules and techniques of brainstorming meeting

Rules and techniques of brainstorming meeting

What is brainstorm?

Brainstorming is actually a common technique for generating ideas and finding creative solutions to problem-solving that is several decades old and is one of the first tools mentioned in problem-solving training.

Brainstorming Rules (Do’s and Don’ts)

1) Judgment, criticism, and evaluation are forbidden!

2) Welcome unusual ideas

3) Focus on quantity, not quality!

4) Build ideas based on ideas

Why use brainstorming?

Brainstorming encourages everyone to participate in brainstorming by providing a free space. Strange ideas are welcomed, and all team members are encouraged to fully participate and share their experiences, this will allow you to come up with richer ideas and come up with creative and effective solutions to problems and issues. Get it.

techniques of holding brainstorming

1) Reverse brainstorming

Most brainstorming models ask you to use creative thinking to solve problems. But the reverse brainstorm wants you to do the opposite: Instead of thinking about solutions to problems, think about how you can create new problems or make existing problems worse. The purpose of this technique is to look at problems from different perspectives and gain insight into the factors that cause them. Once you have a problem-solving mindset, you will be better able to solve existing problems.

2) Mental writing

In this method, you should ask team members to write down their ideas on a piece of paper and share them anonymously with the rest of the group. Idea writing is a great way to give people the freedom to share their unusual ideas without fear of being judged.

3) SWOT analysis

SWOT is a tool for strategic business analysis that identifies strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in an organization. This technique is often used to assess the relative value of a new investment or to start a new project. The SWOT is designed to provide groups in brainstorming sessions with an overview of the issue or proposal so that they can examine it more closely.

4) Mind map

Mind mapping is a visual tool to reinforce the brainstorming process. In fact, in this technique, you are drawing a picture of the relationship between ideas and issues.

To implement this technique, start by writing down your goal or challenge and ask the brainstorming session participants to think about topics related to that goal or challenge. Then layer by layer, add different comments to your map to get a citationable collection.

5) The technique of five whys

Another tool that is often used in brainstorming sessions is the Five Why technique. This tool can be effective in advancing the thought process of the meeting. Start with the problem you are solving and ask, “Why is this happening?” After receiving the answer, ask again, “Why is this happening?” And continue this process five times (or more until you get to the root of the problem). In this way, you get deeper and deeper into the subject and understand more details.

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