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Guide and Best Practices

Developed by Bernd Rohrbach, brainwriting is a brainstorming technique used by teams to generate new ideas. Unlike in a traditional brainstorming exercise where everyone speaks out their ideas, during a brainwriting exercise, the participants write down their ideas. It’s a great approach to allow shy or introverted team members who are generally reluctant to speak, engage in the sessions productively.

How to Run a Brainwriting Session

  • Open a Creately brainwriting template and share it with the rest of the participants. Even if they are joining remotely they can join in with in-app video conferencing and provide their input on the canvas in real-time.
  • To keep the session running efficiently, you can assign a moderator who can make sure that everyone stays on track.
  • Decide the time limit for each brainwriting round and the number of rounds for the session. It’s also important to clarify how each participant should switch columns (i.e. counterclockwise or randomly as decided by the moderator) as they improve upon the ideas of other participants.
  • Introduce and explain the problem thoroughly and begin the first round. To avoid confusion, you can number or name each column on the brainwriting canvas, so as it passes around, everyone knows what column they should write on next.
  • When the time is up, switch columns. The moderator can direct everyone to their respective column with the help of real-time mouse tracking on the Creately canvas.
  • In the second round, the participants should work on adding to, modifying, or improving the idea written by the previous owner.
  • Repeat the process until you complete the set number of rounds. At the end of the session, you can discuss and analyze the ideas and prioritize them.

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