The task: 4 x 15 minute brainstorming sessions with our small teams focused on improving the life of your target individual, organization, cause and the metrics you'll use to evaluate your impact.
- Defer judgment
- Encourage wild ideas
- Build on ideas of others
- Go for volume
- One conversation at a time
- Headline - capture the essence and move on
The point: Quantity of ideas leads to quality of ideas. It's great for team building too.
Our team enjoyed this kick-off exercise so much we created a "virtual whiteboard" with Google Docs as a place put ideas as they arise. (Have you ever noticed ideas seem to pop up when you least expect them? It's nice to have a place to put them.)