Brainstorming Skills

Brainstorming is a technique that was first introduced by Alex Osborne in the 1930s.

Brainstorming is a strategy that is generally used in a group setting to quickly generate a large number of ideas to help solve a particular problem. Hence, it is a method or technique to foster creative problem-solving for generation of new ideas and greater acceptance by all of the suggested solutions. So, brainstorming proves to be a quick and easy way to generate novel ideas for problem solving and innovation. Brainstorming technique helps bring out new and fresh ideas from each individual and present them in a systematic manner to all. Brainstorming foster creative thinking as it helps to provide the participants with an environment free of criticism for creative and unrestricted discovery of options or solutions.

What you’ll learn

  • Explain What is Brainstorming.
  • Describe the Brainstorming Principles.
  • Explain the Brainstorming Process.
  • Explain the Silent Brainstorming Technique.
  • Explain the Question Brainstorming Technique.
  • Explain the Structured and Unstructured Brainstorming Technique.
  • Explain the Reverse Brainstorming Technique.
  • Explain the Split Group Brainstorming Technique.
  • List the Ground Rules of Brainstorming.
  • List the Tips to Follow for Brainstorming.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 11 lectures • 40min.

Brainstorming Skills

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge is required.

Brainstorming is a strategy that is generally used in a group setting to quickly generate a large number of ideas to help solve a particular problem. Hence, it is a method or technique to foster creative problem-solving for generation of new ideas and greater acceptance by all of the suggested solutions. So, brainstorming proves to be a quick and easy way to generate novel ideas for problem solving and innovation. Brainstorming technique helps bring out new and fresh ideas from each individual and present them in a systematic manner to all. Brainstorming foster creative thinking as it helps to provide the participants with an environment free of criticism for creative and unrestricted discovery of options or solutions.

Therefore, brainstorming helps to stir up the brain of the participants to think about problems in a creative or novel way. People thus come up with ideas that are driven by spontaneity, originality, and imagination without much processed thought or reflection. The human brain is prone to make associations. So, when a person hears a word such as ‘danger’, the human brain automatically searches for words that that particular person associates with ‘danger’ and offers suggestions such as fire, accidents, racing cars, electric shocks etc.

This same capacity of association of the human brain is useful for creative thinking in brainstorming. This is because although a single person can only find a few limited associations to something, a large group of people working together can produce several associations to a single word.

Also, the new associations of other people triggers a person’s brain to work faster and search in much wider areas than it would without such stimulus.

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