There's something very liberating about attending an idea generating meeting with no one in the room but yourself! I cleared my desk, made space to capture my ideas on big green notes, tilted back in my chair and relaxed. I was ready to attend the two hour meeting.
Four people attended. Our meeting leader started off by laying out four different focus statements and confirmed we were all on track.
We were given individual thinking time to think of our ideas (about two minutes for each round of ideas). Our leader then had us give our ideas round robin style until we were each out of ideas. Lots of idea building took place. We had some questions for information that sparked additional ideas. Our leader ensured each of us was out of ideas before moving on to the next focus statement. Two hours flew by. It was great.
One important key to success is to have a creativity process along with tools that support each step in the process. It's always a bonus when the group you're working with all know the process and the tools. This saves so much time. Who couldn't use some time to work on what's really important these days?
How is your creativity process working for you? Do you have a creativity process and tools to support each step?
LIFT Your Thinking ... until next time.