Problem-Solving Resource Center

Brainstorming

What It Is Used For

  • To generate a “storm” of ideas or thoughts.

When to Use It

  • Anytime a team/group needs to identify sources of data, potential causes of problems, or possible solutions.

Important Notes

  • Establish a clear objective for the brainstorming session to ensure the group is focused.
  • Round-robin brainstorming works best. Each person offers one, and only one, idea in turn. This keeps an individual from monopolizing the session.

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