7 Techniques for More Effective Brainstorming

effective-brainstorming-techniquesHere’s a little something different for today…Does brainstorming ever feel like a total waste of time? You feel it’s necessary to get your team’s input on a topic, but the session usually just turns into a few people bickering, and the other participants saying nothing at all. This is a classic case of brainstorming gone wrong.

Many people forget the key to brainstorming is quantity, not quality. Yes, you read that right: quantity, not quality. Brainstorming is the first step in the exploration phase of a new project, so it’s important to be open to all ideas and possibilities. Problems arise when team members think they need to filter out the good ideas from the not-so-good ones due to fear of being judged or rejected. Get the tricks here.