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BRAINSTORMING

THE THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF SUSPENDED JUDGMENT

  • The Cost of Premature Criticism
  • Suspended Judgment
  • Ground Rules for Brainstorming
  • Brainstorming Variations
  • Facilitator Tips for Brainstorming

THE COST OF PREMATURE CRITICISM

Rough-draft thinking is just like rough-draft writing: it needs encouragement, not evaluation. Many people don't understand this. If they notice a flaw in someone's thinking, they point it out. They think they've been helpful. But rough-draft ideas need to be clarified, researched, and modified before being subjected to critical evaluation. The timing of critical evaluation can make the difference between the life and death of a new idea.

CASE STUDY

A small but growing law practice was looking for office ...

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