Group brainstorming, how effective is it? The WSJ’s article “Cancel That Brainstorm. There’s a Better Way to Spur Good Ideas” argues that traditional brainstorming sessions are a waste of time and that there are better ways to generate ideas. The author cites research that shows that brainstorming sessions often lead to fewer ideas than if people worked independently. Additionally, brainstorming sessions can be dominated by a few people, and introverts may be reluctant to share their ideas. The author suggests that a better way to generate ideas is to have people work independently and then come together to share their ideas. This approach is more likely to generate a wider range of ideas and to give everyone a chance to participate.
Tag Archives: Creativity
Does Remote Work Lead To Less Innovation?
How does innovation happen? How do great ideas spread? One way to accelerate it is the random collision of unusual suspects; that is people who don’t know each other colliding with each other. New ideas, perspectives, and value-creating opportunities are in the gray areas between unusual suspects. It seems so obvious and yet we spend most of our time with the usual suspects in our respective silos. We need to get out of our silos more.
The Two Traits of Highly Innovative Teams
Innovation is a crucial aspect of any successful organization. Companies that fail to innovate risk becoming stagnant and losing their competitive edge. Two key factors that drive innovation are cognitively diverse and psychologically safe teams.
What’s The Best Way to Foster Innovation and Creativity Within a Team?
Companies live and die by their ability to both execute their core business and find the next revolution. Both need innovation, because not doing so results in stagnation, irrelevance, and finally failure. Innovation is the responsibility of the CEO, but the task itself resides in project leaders and their teams.
7 Deadly Sins of Mediocrity
“The Slayer of Mediocrity.” That’s what I called myself when I first started posting stuff online. Eventually, people on Twitter started calling me Innovation Insurgent, and it stuck. My belief is that humans have inherent attitudes and beliefs that drive us toward mediocrity; I started taking an interest in how to combat these attitudes and beliefs.
10 Steps to Develop an Innovative Mindset in Your Business
Mindset is everything. And, developing an innovative mindset is a critical step towards success in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business world. To be innovative means to bring new ideas and solutions to the table, to think outside the box, and to continuously strive for improvement.
4 Approaches To Sharpen Your Thinking and Get Better Ideas
Do you often come to the same answer as most people? The same conclusion? Most people do. This is because they read the same stuff, talk to people who are similar to them and don’t question their assumptions. Social media has created a bubble devoid of critical thinking which drives people to the same conclusions.