Brainstorming Meetings ** Maybe debate is going to be less pleasant, but it will always be more productive

During my corporate life, I never liked brainstorming. It just never worked for me. And I wasn’t convinced it worked well for others either. Brainstorming sessions can be conducted in all sorts of ways, and it could be that I just had some bad experiences, but I am not so sure. Some time ago, I … Continue reading Brainstorming Meetings ** Maybe debate is going to be less pleasant, but it will always be more productive

Idea Café * A conversation to solve problems or generate ideas

An Idea Café is a conversational method used to solicit ideas on a particular issue, problem or opportunity for which you are looking for creative suggestions. It is an adaptation of the Knowledge Café and avoids many of the criticisms of the traditional brainstorm process. Capturing stuff during a Knowledge Café. Resources Article: Groupthink: The brainstorming myth by … Continue reading Idea Café * A conversation to solve problems or generate ideas

Reverse Brainstorming Café * Brainstorm the opposite of what you want

Coming up with new ideas or insights in a conventional brainstorming session is often hard work and not very engaging. An alternative approach is the so-called “reverse brainstorm”. The concept is simple: rather than brainstorm what you want – brainstorm the opposite of what you want. For example, if you would like your KM project … Continue reading Reverse Brainstorming Café * Brainstorm the opposite of what you want