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Brainstorming and Innovation
Adaptability, Problem Solving, and Teamwork
Brainstorming is an incredibly powerful innovation tool. From solving problems to generating creative, groundbreaking ideas, the act of brainstorming can spark fresh and extraordinary concepts, vision and actions. However, is there a systematic way to brainstorm? And how can we make our brainstorming sessions most productive and efficient in order to produce innovative ideas?
There are hundreds of brainstorming techniques available, and each can produce valuable ideas and objectives, but not all are created equally. In addition to this, people think that brainstorming is best when it has no boundaries or plans, letting ideas flow. While the goal is to create an open environment, brainstorming works best when there is a framework.
Discover what can hinder the brainstorming process and strategies on how to successfully overcome them, providing “out of the box” thinking for innovation
Work on ways to break down problems systematically and create a foundation for effective and productive brainstorming
Understand and apply a wide variety of brainstorming techniques to be used individually, in meetings, with groups and more, for immediate results
Use brainstorming to get past the conventional ideas and move into new, uncharted and innovative thinking
Holly Klingler, Research and Innovation Coordinator, NEO-RLS