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This Is How To Make A Team Brainstorming Session Effective

Posted on March 19th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

If you want to hold brainstorms that unearth better, more creative ideas, it all starts with the number of people in the room.

 

That’s my first tip for you: Follow the “pizza rule” for brainstorming. If you’re unfamiliar with the “pizza rule,” it’s the idea that if you have more people in a room than you could feed with a pizza, there are too many people in that room to hold a productive meeting.

 

The same rule goes for a brainstorming session: If you’ve got a dozen people sitting around a table, expect a really long list of truly mediocre ideas.

 

So, what else can you do other than bribe a group of two to six people with pizza to unearth good ideas? So glad you asked.

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You can’t always pull creativity out of thin air, but you can design situations that foster creative ideas.

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

Posted on February 14th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of Steve Jobs.

 

Yet in researching my book, Mapping Innovation, I found that most great innovators were nothing like the mercurial stereotype. In fact, almost all of them were kind, generous, and interested in what I was doing. Many were soft-spoken and modest. You would notice very few of them in a crowded room.

 

So the simplest answer is that you need to start by empowering the people already in your organization. But to do that, you need to take responsibility for creating an environment in which your people can thrive. That’s no simple task, and most managers have difficulty with it. Nevertheless, by following a few simple principles you can make a huge difference.

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It takes psychological safety, diversity, teamwork, and mission.

This 5-Minute Rule Is Proven to Make Your Meetings More Productive

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

More companies are now embracing “agile” meetings and daily check-ins to make their teams more productive and efficient. The hard rule? Keep it under five minutes or be ready to be rudely cut off in front of your peers.

 

While some argue this laser approach to meetings won’t get anything accomplished, The Wall Street Journal recently published a story that convincingly declares otherwise.

 

Time is too precious to waste in high-demand business settings. The old ritual of booking conference rooms and clogging calendars with 30 or 60-minutes of drudgery is being replaced by five-minute huddles where teams cut to the chase and make decisions on the spot.

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A new meeting trend promises to increase efficiency and productivity.

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