Just because you've answered a question, doesn't mean you've solved your problem in the most effective way. See how the tough questions ideation technique can help you resist the urge to prematurely solve your problem.
- Whenever we answer a question…we tend to think we've solved the problem.…It's a natural stopping point…in the exploration of new ideas.…But when it comes to brainstorming,…this is the opposite of what we want.…A powerful technique to force you…or your team to explore problems in depth…is through asking tough questions.…When you ask tough questions you'll find things…you haven't considered previously…and begin to explore things from a new perspective.…I'll explain this technique as…if you'll be doing it with a group,…but you could take the core elements out of it…and apply them to individual ideation as well.…
This concept comes from the book…Change Your Questions Change Your Life;…and is also referenced in a book titled…Questioning technique Pocketbook.…It starts by placing two chairs…opposite one another with space in between them.…You'll then write down the question…you want to evaluate on a sheet of paper.…Place the sheet of paper on the floor,…sit in one of the chairs…and read the question out loud once or twice.…
- Brainstorming techniques
- Conducting brainstorming sessions
- Mind mapping ideas
- Forced ranking
- Card sorting
- Asking tough questions
- Reverse brainstorming
- Stages of problem-solving
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Brainstorming Process
2. Brainstorming Approaches
Adapting techniques2m 30s
3. Brainstorming Session
Keeping the session flowing2m 19s
4. Ideation Techniques
5. Further Concepts
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