Virtual Brainstorming: For teams that have difficulty meeting face to face, or those that don't even work in the same location, try a virtual brainstorming process using an email list. Begin with a review of the Brainstorming Rules (see tip # 11) and set a goal for the team to come up with a minimum number of ideas before making a decision. Then, let the creative process flow. Really stuck? If the problem is not confidential, or so terribly complex that you would need all the problem history to participate, try inviting others from outside the team into the process. Invite spouses to participate (the “outside team"). It brings the personal world and work world together, helps employees know each other better, and builds relationships while accomplishing a work task.
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