3 Creative Brainstorming Activities, Games and Exercises For Effective Group Problem Solving
Brainstorming Activity 1 – Night and Day
people need routines and shortcuts to make it through the day. If
we had to consciously think about the steps involved in making a
cup of tea, we’d have exhausting our thinking energy before
we’d even left the house in the morning. Routine thinking
may save time and energy, but seriously hampers creative brainstorming,
so use this exercise to challenge traditional thoughts and encourage
Brainstorming Game 2 – What Can You See?
Sometimes you’re so close to a problem you can’t see how it will ever be solved. This situation is so common, it even has it’s own cliché – “you can’t see the wood for the trees”. Here’s a brainstorming game to help you see things differently, and aid the problem solving process.
these shapes to your team, and ask them to individually write down
what they can see. You may find descriptions such as; three coloured
shapes, or a green circle with a diagonal line, a red hexagon and
a yellow thought bubble etc.
behaviour is encouraged at work, as this is the easiest, most efficient
way to get things done. As a result, our creative self often is
hidden away, getting flabby from under-use. Then along comes a manager
demanding we do some brainstorming to come up with an innovative
solution. Ouch! Like un-used muscles, creativity improves with exercise,
so here’s a brainstorming exercise to warm-up those under-used
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"I certainly respect your creative, clever way to earn what's due you. I see the purpose of your information as double-faceted: 1. for those who wish to lead brainstorming sessions and 2. for those who anticipate the corporate retreats with anxieties ... this is a preparatory 'team-play 101, defense for the shy' (not I), thanx!"
Bonnie, Sales and Marketing, California
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