If you’ve worked in an office that promotes teamwork and collaboration for any length of time, then you already know the benefits of brainstorming. But if you’re new to working in a group and you haven’t yet done a brainstorming session, you might be curious what the benefits actually are.
The signs begin to creep up on you: productivity is sluggish, enthusiasm is down, and new ideas just aren’t happening. You sense there’s a problem but you can’t quite put your finger on what happened to change your work environment from one with high output to one that is crashing under its own dead weight.
The workday can feel longer and overwhelming if you don’t have the right mindset. As a result, you won’t be productive or motivated to perform well and stand out.
We’ve all attended brainstorming sessions, some that generated useful ideas and some that flopped. The point behind a group session is to gather input from multiple people who can play off one another’s suggestions to come up with new concepts. But how can you make sure your session is successful and a good use of everyone’s time?
Imagine, for a moment, working inside a cubicle. Flickering fluorescent lights overhead, and three and a half walls that offer just enough room for a desk, a computer, and a plant. A small plant.
Great ideas are everywhere around us, but we often don’t open our eyes for what’s already in front of us and thus can’t let the creativity out.
It shouldn’t take any effort to come up with something unique, to think of an innovative way to do regular stuff, to find an existing problem and build an even better solution that will change people’s lives.
There’s potential within each of us and working on ideas we believe in is the way to unleash it. But that can only happen if we let our creative juices flow and start finding ideas in everyday life. Here are some ways to start doing it today: