Everyone talks about brainstorming – companies, schools, families. You have to wonder if the way they manage the brainstorming session maximizes great ideas, methods and the potential of all participants.
Brainstorm meetings can often feel awkward: maybe all voices are not heard, and sometimes creative solutions are not given the chance to be shared. While practice in both participating in and leading a brainstorming session definitely helps, exploring additional resources can offer insight into the whole process.
This conversation highlights the importance of knowing the group and reading personality types. While this article and video address the value of brainwriting before the meeting, giving everyone the option of sharing their ideas. Both offer an interesting point-of-view that may help you maximize your brainstorm meetings.