Random Stimulation Brainstorm

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Method
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Intent or purpose: 
To generate divergent ideas by the facilitator making suggestions of areas to think about the topic of the workshop
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Random Stimulation is a technique to generate divergent ideas in a workshop
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 6 min.
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
list of divergent ideas
Level of participation: 
high
Ideal Conditions: 
working in small groups in the same room
How is success evaluated: 
lists of divergent ideas
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Standard
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
The participants are working in small groups in the same room. There is a flip chart for each group.
Resources Needed: 
Flip charts and markers
Pre-Work Required: 
The focus question needs to be thought through. The facilitator needs to think through what concepts will be used to stimulate the thinking of the groups.
Procedures: 

1. State the focus question.
2. Individuals begin brainstorming ideas about the focused question.
3. After approximately 10 minutes the facilitator suggests that the participants think about a different dimension of the question. For example the might say something like "What about the technical aspects of the question?" "What about the financials?" What about the human aspects of the problem?" etc.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Process the ideas
Background
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown

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none
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
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