15. Maximise what you can get out of a ''brainstorming'' session16
Some meetings are held for the purposes of generating fresh ideas
to address an issue or identifying new ways to resolve a problem. These
brainstorming sessions can be productive and meaningful if they are conducted in
a way that maximises the interaction of people and the exchange of ideas. Some
tips for managing this type of meeting:
- Limit group size to a controllable number.
seating that allows for more face-to-face interaction. Round tables are better
than long ones.
Encourage everyone to think of ways to draw from or "hitchhike" on
just look for a right answer. By generating as many ideas as possible, a right
one may emerge.
people to blurt out their ideas.
Record the ideas on a flip chart.
sure people plan to stay as long as necessary or until they run out of