Notion – Team Brainstorm Template

If you start with our brainstorming template, everyone can add their ideas all at once (like a collaborative doc) and provide details so their idea is crystal clear later on.

Notion – Team Brainstorm Template

Brainstorming gets the creative juices flowing to come up with a great idea or solution for a new project. Unfortunately, most ideas don’t go anywhere if they aren’ t tracked or the context is lost. Not to mention the difficulties for remote teams and the times spent organizing and transcribing their ideas.

If you start with our brainstorming template, everyone can add their ideas all at once (like a collaborative doc) and provide details so their idea is crystal clear later on. Then if you action the idea, it’s already in Notion for you to get right to work on. Use the template, and these tips, for your next brainstorm.


What you need before purchase

  • Basic knowledge of how to use Notion
  • Paid Notion account if you’ve looking to add lots of content to your template / Notion account (sign up here). Not much content? You’re able to use their free account.


After purchase

After purchase you’ll be able to view the template immediately. The template can added to your Notion account by:

  • Click on the template download link in Gumroad
  • When viewing the Notion template, click on the “Duplicate” link in the top-right of your screen
  • The template will now be available in your own Notion account

For ongoing use, the steps are:

  • Login to Notion and select the template you want to view
  • Click on the Duplicate link in the top-right of your screen to create a copy to use
  • You’ll be able to retain the Notion template and work on the Duplicate (with a new name) and can repeat this process whenever you want to use the template again

How to organize a team brainstorming session – step by step

1. Start with an icebreaker

Before diving into the main part of the meeting, make sure that everyone feels comfortable and relaxed. This helps people open up and share their thoughts freely.

2. Set expectations

Explain what will happen during the meeting and how long it will last. For example, “We are going to have a quick discussion about the product we want to build. We will take turns sharing our ideas and then we will vote on which one we like best. After that, we will discuss the pros and cons of each option and decide which one to move forward with.”

3. Get started

Start the conversation by asking questions such as: What do you think? Why did you choose this topic? Do you have any other topics you would like to cover?

4. Share your ideas

Ask others to share their ideas first. You may find out that there is more than one way to solve a problem.

5. Vote

After listening to everyone’s ideas, ask them to vote on the ones they liked the most. It’s important to keep the voting anonymous so no one feels pressured. If someone doesn’t agree with the outcome of the vote, feel free to explain why.

6. Discuss the results

After everyone has had a chance to voice their opinion, talk about the pros and cons of the options. Make sure to listen carefully to everyone’s opinions and consider the reasons behind them.

7. Take notes

You might be surprised at how much information you can gather from just a few minutes of brainstorming. Write down everything you hear and see.

8. Move forward

Once you have decided on the direction to go, write it down. Don’t forget to include the steps you need to follow to reach your goal.

9. Follow-up

If you’re working remotely, send emails to remind people about what was discussed. Also, schedule time to meet again to check in on progress.

10. Repeat

Repeat the process until you’ve got a good idea of where you should head.

11. Celebrate!

Take some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Maybe you even found a fun side project to pursue.


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