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9 Helpful Tips for Generating Creative Ideas Through Brainstorming

By |2019-09-27T13:03:07+10:00September 7th, 2015|Leadership, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Target Markets, Training|

If you’re short on ideas or want a large number of ideas quickly, use the classic group process called ‘brainstorming’. The process encourages divergent thinking among group members as they collectively address an issue confronting the organisation. Here are the steps to follow… 1. Explain the process to the group. After familiarising yourself with the steps listed on these pages, outline broadly the brainstorming process to your group. If the approach is new to some participants, begin with a simple practical exercise. For example, ‘To what other uses might a common house brick be put?’ Encourage the group’s creative input, with a recorder listing all the suggestions offered. 2. Discuss the rules for brainstorming. The brainstorming process has five basic rules which can now be elicited from your group following the introductory exercise. These are: Keep an open mind – suspend criticism on anyone’s idea. Let yourself go – ‘free-wheel’ [...]

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Brainstorming Success

By |2019-09-27T13:05:03+10:00April 11th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

In our last two blog posts we have discussed the important of brainstorming to find the best solutions. We have a few more pieces of quality information we wanted to share with you on the topic to encourage you in your brainstorming processes! Give it a go and let us know what happens! 'There are many things that can block a person's creativity on the job, but the two biggest barriers are fear and lack of passion.' Unleash the creativity in your organization, Tina DeSalvo, HR Magazine, June 1999. Other idea-generators In addition to brainstorming, consider the following strategies for generating ideas: Moonlighting. Often we wake up at night, with ideas tumbling over themselves in our minds. Make note of them before they are lost. Keep a pencil and paper beside your bed. Record your inspirations - then go back to sleep. Solo brainstorming. If you have a tricky problem [...]

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The Secrets of Brainstorming

By |2019-09-27T13:05:04+10:00April 9th, 2014|Leadership, Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

"Brainstorming is a technique often used in connection with idea-getting which has produced some amazing results. The term and its application grew out of advertising man Alex Osborn's attempts to improve the creativity of copywriters, and has been adopted wholesale by industry. Many firms report amazing success in the use of this stimulating technique, which uses the group approach to idea-getting… Continental Can Company found some profitable savings through brainstorming the question of how to use the angle irons which came to guard corners of tin plate from the mill. Previously these had been scrapped, and sold for a fraction of their value. Through brainstorming, over 50 usable ideas for commercially producible items or money-saving uses came out of the scrap-iron piece. Ultimately, ideas must be evaluated from the viewpoint of their value and practicality. This ordinarily falls to a few people who have the broad picture of the needs [...]

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Forming Creative Ideas Through Brainstorming

By |2019-09-27T13:05:05+10:00April 7th, 2014|Online Short Courses, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills, Training|

If you're short on ideas or want a large number of ideas quickly, use the classic group process called 'brainstorming'. The process encourages divergent thinking among group members as they collectively address an issue confronting the organisation. Here are the steps to follow... 1. Explain the process to the group. After familiarising yourself with the steps listed on these pages, outline broadly the brainstorming process to your group. If the approach is new to some participants, begin with a simple practical exercise. For example, 'To what other uses might a common house brick be put?' Encourage the group's creative input, with a recorder listing all the suggestions offered. 2. Discuss the rules for brainstorming. The brainstorming process has five basic rules which can now be elicited from your group following the introductory exercise. These are: Keep an open mind - suspend criticism on anyone's idea. Let yourself go - 'free-wheel' in terms [...]

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