Get to the root of the problem using the five whys brainstorming technique. With just sticky notes and a little critical thinking, your group can find out why a problem exists.
- Every problem has a root cause.…If you can get to the source of the problem,…you're going to be more effective in developing a solution.…The 5 Whys technique goes beyond the circus…and provides a more in-depth overview…of why the problem exists.…For this activity, you'll need sticky notes…and writing instruments…for everyone who will be participating.…Before you start, identify the problem…that you want to evaluate.…Hand out sticky notes to each participant…and have them number five of them, one through five.…You want to put the numbers in one of the corners,…so that you'll have room to write on the sticky.…
Next, ask the participants…to review the problem at hand…and ask themselves why it's a problem.…Have them write their answer on sticky note number one.…Next, they need to ask themselves…why the answer on sticky note number one is true…and write that on sticky note number two,…and now we repeat.…Ask why number two is true, write it on number three,…ask why number three is true, and write it on number four,…
- 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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