Incredible ideas are often the result of relationships built on mutual trust and respect. To facilitate great ideation sessions and exchanges, follow these simple guidelines:
Have everyone discuss the strengths and opportunities that they’re looking to build on.
Create a team charter. Identify your team’s goals/expectations and assign responsibilities based on strengths/areas of focus.
Welcome counterpoints to your discussions. Too much consensus can often be counterproductive.
Take time to celebrate. Whether you’ve arrived at an incredible idea or simply wrapping up for the day, reconvene and applaud the progress that you and your team made.