Brainstorming is a group problem solving technique. People toss wild and crazy ideas out. Nobody is allowed to criticise any of the ideas no matter how silly they are. They are not intended as finished solutions, but merely to jog the participants’ thinking into coming up with a fresh viable solution. Especially online, many people refuse to honour the process and immediately start nitpicking offered ideas no matter how many times they are asked to stop. Criticism is just in their bones. They can’t help themselves. It is how they gain their self esteem. Criticism stifles the flow of creativity. Even when there not a formal brainstorming session going on, premature criticism, and especially personal criticism for even bringing up an idea that is less than perfect quickly shuts down the flow of ideas.
available on the web at:
optional Replicator mirror
Please email your feedback for publication, letters to the editor, errors, omissions, typos, formatting errors, ambiguities, unclear wording, broken/redirected link reports, suggestions to improve this page or comments to Roedy Green : . If you want your message, your name or email kept confidential, not considered for public posting, please explicitly specify that. Unless you state otherwise, I will treat your message as a letter to the editor that I may or may not publish in the feedback section. After that, it will be too late to retract it. If you disagree with something I said, especially when sending an ad-hominem attack, a rant composed mainly of obscenities or a death threat, please quote the offending passage and cite the web page where you found it, tell me why you think it is wrong, and, if possible, provide some supporting evidence. I can’t very well fix erroneous or ambiguous text if I can’t find it.
Your face IP:[22.214.171.124]
|Feedback||You are visitor number 11.|