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.
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
After purchase you’ll be able to view the template immediately. The template can added to your Notion account by:
For ongoing use, the steps are:
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.
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.
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.
Repeat the process until you’ve got a good idea of where you should head.
Take some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Maybe you even found a fun side project to pursue.