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The Smart Solution Book by Mr. David Cotton

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Tool 8

Brainwriting

What the tool is

This is a very fast, relatively quiet and very democratic method of brainstorming.

When to use it

  • It is particularly useful for collecting ideas from people who are reluctant to offer ideas in a group session or when you need to solve several problems in parallel.
  • Use it, too, to prevent senior or loud participants dominating a session – this way everyone gets a say, and in silence.

What you will need

  • Sheets of A4 paper printed with the following headings and a table with as many ‘cells’ as there are people working on the problems or as many as you can fit on a sheet of A4 paper, still leaving space ...

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