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Team Basics
10. Team Tools - 
Brainstorming


Brainstorming is a powerful way to tap into the collective knowledge of a group of people. Group members feed off of each others' thoughts to develop ideas that, in numbers and quality, far exceed those of any individual team member. 

The rules for brainstorming are:

1. Write the topic to be brainstormed at the top of a flip chart page

2. Start with one team member and, in turn, have all team members contribute an idea

3. One idea per team member per turn

4. Write down ALL ideas on the flip chart page, and when full, hang on the wall and continue

5. If a team member has no idea when their turn comes, have them say "PASS," and continue

6. There is no discussion or criticism of ideas - the point is to develop as many ideas as possible

7. When everyone passes in succession, the brainstorming is complete



TEAM BRAINSTORMING TIPS

 


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