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Brainstorming: On one topic, team members take turns giving suggestions and ideas, one per turn. Record each idea on a flip chart or board. Accept no comments during this part of the session. A member may “pass”. Accept ideas until set time elapses or all members have said, “pass”. Then, review and select from among the ideas.
Diagramming: On one topic, team members write ideas on post-it notes. Tack all the notes up on the wall. Invite team members to move those ideas around – without talking –grouping them into related areas. After groupings are set, look for patterns and encourage discussion.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|