Infographic – Social collaboration tips for Brainstorming

Social collaboration tips

We have compiled a list of Social collaboration tips as an Infographic. The transcript for the Infographic is below. Hope you find it useful.

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1.Keep the group size to a minimum

Keeping the group size to a minimum number of members required will reduce topic digression and unproductive loafing.

2.Use a facilitator

Good Facilitators know how to keep the audience interested and generally conduct ice-breaking sessions to avoid social inhibition.

3. Encourage Diversity

Having diverse group members from different fields with complementary skills generates newer ideas and increases innovation.

4. Have a culture of innovation

Fostering an environment which nurtures collaboration and innovation are important. Brainstorming should be innate and a way of life.

5. Alternate with frequent breaks

Keep a balance by allowing the group to alternate from productive group work to individual activity including taking breaks.

Some useful tips on the history of Brainstorming

The Wikipedia describes the ‘Brainstorming’ process as a group creativity technique where the group arrives at a list of ideas spontaneously for an impending problem.

The word was first coined by one Advertising executive Alex F Osborn. Alex worked on creative problem-solving way back in 1939 and hosted several group thinking sessions. During these group thinking sessions, he observed several of his employees were able to solve problems creatively and they came up with new ideas. He, later on, wrote a book called the “The creative power” where he outlined all his methods.

Please read our blog post article on Brainstorming, Brainstorming spontaneously

Alex Osborn’s methods are outlined on the following two principles. They are

1. Deferring judgement
2. Going for quantity

By following these two principles he was successfully able to host group thinking session among his employees and which later on spread to the rest of the world. His principles of Brainstorming brought a positive change in removing inhibitions of the participating members, increase creativity within the group and excite idea generation as a habit among the group members.







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