If there’s one thing you learn this week, make sure it’s the most effective way to brainstorm. When it comes to company growth, brainstorming is your starting point. It promotes the generation of new ideas for improving your organisation’s products and services to drive your business forward. For this reason, it’s crucial that you know how to get the most out of it.
With its very own built-in Brainstorm View, iMindMap 8 Ultimate will guide you through the whole creative process, step by step, and turn conventional brainstorming on its head. Discover the most effective way to brainstorm with the 4 step brainstorming process below and iMindMap.
Define the objective and let your team brainstorm individually at first. Group brainstorming stifles creativity and productivity; some may fear offering ideas in case they are criticised or others may sit back and let others take control. Fire your ideas into iMindMap Ultimate’s free-form Brainstorm View without worrying about space or structure.
Next, put your team into groups of three to five to share ideas. It’s crucial that everyone withholds judgement at this point, every idea should be taken on board. Supporting each other’s ideas will dramatically boost group confidence and make sharing ideas with the whole team a breeze.
Assemble your whole team. Open up a new brainstorm and ensure everyone can see it. Nominate one individual to act as a scribe and add every single idea to the new canvas. Creating your brainstorm together and accepting everyone’s ideas will encourage unity between your colleagues.
With one click, switch from Brainstorm View to Mind Map View and get a visual overview of your ideas. Watch them instantly transform into a Mind Map, ready to be developed. A Mind Map’s radiant structure, colour, imagery and keywords all work together to spark associations in the brain to give birth to new ideas.