More Brainstorming Templates and Examples

Brainstorming Map

Brainstorming Map

Brainstorming Example

Brainstorming Example

Brainstorming Map Template

Brainstorming Map Template

Brainstorming Template

Brainstorming Template

Mind Map For Workflow Improvement

Mind Map For Workflow Improvement

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Guide and Best Practices

Brainstorming is a process used to generate new ideas to facilitate decision-making or problem-solving. It can be done individually or in groups.

Brainstorming Process

  • Gather a team of relevant people who can contribute to solve the problem or make the decision with their experience and skills.
  • Select a facilitator for the brainstorming session. The moderator should clarify the purpose of the session and explain the problem the team needs to overcome.
  • Brainstorm ideas or suggestions within a given time limit. The team members can do it individually or as a group. Make use of brainstorming templates and brainstorming charts to capture and develop ideas.
  • Organize the ideas generated on an affinity diagram. This will help you categorize, organize and summarize all the ideas.
  • Together with the team, review and discuss the ideas on your affinity diagram. Invite any remote team member to contribute with Creately’s real-time collaboration features.
  • Select the best options out of the generated ideas. You can use a risk/reward analysis to identify which one you should prioritize.
  • Create an action plan to implement the agreed and prioritized ideas and changes and decision and decide on a timeline. Once deployed, monitor and measure results.
  • You can share the created diagrams with the rest of your organization using the Creately Viewer. Or export them as images or PDFs to add to your PowerPoint presentations or Word documents.

More templates and visual ideas for conducting a brainstorming session

5 whys analysis

5 whys analysis

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

Clustering Chart

Clustering Chart

Six Thinking Hats Template for Brainstorming

Six Thinking Hats Template for Brainstorming

Strategy Map for Workforce Improvement

Strategy Map for Workforce Improvement

SCAMPER method

SCAMPER method