Blue-sky Thinking

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Identification
Level of process: 
Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
To generate a variety of ideas with as much divergence as possible.
Used as component of: 
Any workshop that requires a great deal of divergence
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 12 minutes
Howto
Level of participation: 
high when well facilitated.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Resources Needed: 
Flipcharts, markers, cards, etc.
Pre-Work Required: 
The issue needs to be carefully defined.
Procedures: 

1. Ask for free-form thinking in which every crazy idea, option and possibility is welcome.<br>
2. Add new ideas or <br>
3. build on one already shared.

How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
Move to a convergence exercise.
Background
Developer: 
unknown
Derived from: 
found on Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools"
Selected publications: 
097297640X
References: 
Wilson, Priscilla, Harnish, Kathleen and Wright, Joel: The Facilitative Way, TeamTech Press, 2003, p. 167
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
Optimancy Auckland New Zealand
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