We've had a
month of wet and wild weather where I live, after losing the lights one too
many times, the only type of storm I like these days is a good brainstorm. Done
correctly, brainstorming can produce a deluge of ideas and tremendous
thunderclaps of creativity. Talk about electricity!
Research shows that brainstorming is more than just
corporate hokum, and that if done correctly, produces measurable, usable
ideas. The very useful Business Brainstorming: Part Art, Part Science outlines 21 best practices that contribute to
successful brainstorming efforts. Number one? Leave preconceived notions
behind; they undermine brainstorming efforts.
Another useful article Brainstorming suggests sessions include a diverse group of people,
from different disciplines, in order to generate the widest possible array of
ideas. Other tips include:
While brainstorming often
connotes a group session, where people bounce ideas off one another, solo
brainstorming is possible. If you are an independent contractor or a
self-employed digital nomad read 5 Steps to Solo
Brainstorming Success for ideas on how to set up your solo session to get
the creative juices flowing.
Do you find brainstorming
sessions to be useful? How do you make the most of brainstorming? Share your
thoughts here and at the Beyond Folders Facebook page.
by Candie Harris
kYknxb Very neat blog article.Much thanks again. Want more.
16MUpy wow, awesome article.Thanks Again. Want more.
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