Eric Jacobson

5 Tips For Better Brainstorming

In General Leadership Skills, Listening Skills, Management, Motivating Employees, Soliciting Feedback, Team Building on August 22, 2010 at 9:19 am

Your employees have lots of ideas.  So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you.  Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well.

And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips:

  1. Encourage ALL ideas. 
  2. Don’t evaluate or criticize ideas when they are first suggested.
  3. Ask for wild ideas.  Often, the craziest ideas end up being the most useful.
  4. Shoot for quantity not quality during brainstorming.
  5. Encourage everyone to offer new combinations and improvements of old ideas.

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