Cavana Faithwalker's thoughtful analysis on brainstorming, We've Got A Problem Bring Out The Fine China, brings to mind a similar story about my own experience as a facilitator assisting community change.
Why is brainstorming rolled out like fine china for special occasions? Suppose brainstorming was the new problem solving? Let’s rethink the brainstorm definition and see what can be used daily.
I was recently culling files and journals and noticed I had record of several successful programs and others that didn’t get off the ground. There was a commonality among the programs in the “didn’t get off ground” group and that thread ran through some of the “up and running” group.
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