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Reverse Brainstorming Template

Reverse Brainstorming Template

Reverse Brainstorming Example

Reverse Brainstorming Example

Brainwriting Template

Brainwriting Template

Lotus Diagram

Lotus Diagram

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

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Guide and Best Practices

Reverse brainstorming is commonly used in problem-solving. By getting you to look at how to actually cause the problem instead of how to solve it, reverse brainstorming lets you come up with even more creative ideas. It also helps with identifying problems that may occur in the future.

How to reverse brainstorm

  • Identify the problem or the challenge at hand and write it down on the Creately reverse brainstorming template. To collaborate with others, add them as collaborators, and share the document with them.
  • Next, reverse the problem by focusing on ways you can cause the problem or make it even worse. Add the ideas you generate to the board.
  • Now brainstorm solution ideas for the reverse-problem causes you identified above. Accept all ideas contributed by the participants without rejecting them, at this stage.
  • Go over the list of generated solutions and analyze how you can use them to eliminate the original problem. Prioritize them as you consider which ones to implement first.
  • Archive the positive and negative ideas you have come up with for future reference.

More templates and visual ideas for problem-solving

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Brainwriting Worksheet

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Lotus Diagram Template

Affinity Diagram Template

Affinity Diagram Template

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SCAMPER method

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Six Thinking Hats Mind Map

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Mind Map Template for Creative Thinking

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