Step 4 – Brainstorm Options

This step is aimed at making room for creatively exploring what kinds of solutions, conventional or not, might meet the criteria indicated and answer the key question.

  1. Have the discussion leader explain the brainstorming exercise.

  2. Invite members to provide possible ways of answering the question. List these on a flip chart.

Tips for Success

  • Do not evaluate options – simply list them. Just because an option is named at this stage does not mean that it will be followed up.

  • If anyone challenges an option or offers critical feedback, acknowledge the challenge but don’t engage it; ask that this evaluation be held until the next step. 


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