Reflexiones sobre el Brainstorming como herramienta para la generación de ideas. Desde H2i Institute



Desde la perspectiva que da estar estudiando un curso de innovación, me gustaría compartir algunas reflexiones sobre una herramienta potente para la generación de ideas como el brainstorming. Aunque es la más usada por las empresas, es la menos conocida. Sobre el brainstorming hay mucho escrito, estas reflexiones solo pretenden dar otro punto de vista sobre el proceso en sí y los beneficios extra que supone.

La creatividad es una cosa que tenemos todos, en mayor o menor medida, si bien es cierto que hay algunas personas que tienen mas predisposición que otras. La creatividad tiene mucho que ver con lo que somos, con conocerse a uno mismo y con dejar que el subconsciente nos diga cosas. El subconsciente forma parte de nosotros y tenemos que conocerlo y aprender a escucharlo.
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How do you encourage employees to share ideas? | via game-changer.net



This is the second of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.

Good ideas can come from anywhere, but just asking for them doesn’t mean everyone will speak their minds. I think this is where a gap exists between activating innovation and simply talking about it. It’s also why it is important for leaders to be open and share their thought process with others to encourage dialogue.

Beyond the Here are a few more ways: Leer más “How do you encourage employees to share ideas? | via game-changer.net”

Simple Yet Effective Brainstorming Tips for Freelancers

Great ideas are born in everyone’s mind, it takes careful planning and powerful execution to turn them into reality. Here brainstorming enters, it is the process by which you squeeze out all ideas you can think of and from there you piece them together to come up with a plan.

The human mind is so strong that it can conceive even the seemingly impossible. No software has ever come close to the mind’s processing of creative ideas, its complexity, and fluidity. Besides, all of the wonderful structures we see both in the cyber world and the tangible world are a product human imagination and careful execution. Now let us talk about brainstorming in-depth and build things that will wow the audience.


By Rean John Uehara | http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/effective-brainstorming-tips/


Great ideas are born in everyone’s mind, it takes careful planning and powerful execution to turn them into reality. Here brainstorming enters, it is the process by which you squeeze out all ideas you can think of and from there you piece them together to come up with a plan.

The human mind is so strong that it can conceive even the seemingly impossible. No software has ever come close to the mind’s processing of creative ideas, its complexity, and fluidity. Besides, all of the wonderful structures we see both in the cyber world and the tangible world are a product human imagination and careful execution. Now let us talk about brainstorming in-depth and build things that will wow the audience. Leer más “Simple Yet Effective Brainstorming Tips for Freelancers”

Webstorming, un brainstorming 2.0

El brainstorming, o “lluvia de ideas”, es uno de los métodos más conocidos para facilitar la creatividad. En estas sesiones, se busca recolectar la mayor cantidad posible de ideas para luego evaluarlas y elegir las mejores.

Si bien este método es muy efectivo, las organizaciones suelen encontrar algunas barreras para aplicarlo:

1) El tiempo para reuniones de este tipo es escaso

2) Es difícil coordinar las agendas de todas las personas que deberían participar en la sesión

3) Los participantes suelen llegar a la reunión con la mente absorbida por los problemas propios de su actividad. No siempre pueden enfocarse en la generación de ideas.

4) Los tiempos de reflexión, acción y reacción de cada integrante son diferentes.

5) El método se limita a cierto número de personas identificadas como “creativas” en la organización.

El webstorming es un método para que TODOS los trabajadores puedan aportar sus ideas, aceptar y comentar las ideas del resto a través de herramientas de la web 2.0.

El funcionamiento es similar al de las redes sociales. Cada participante publica sus ideas. La aceptación de una idea por otro empleado se asemeja a un “Me gusta” de Facebook. La herramienta también permite comentar las ideas de los otros y enviar mensajes entre empleados con un entorno de 140 caracteres como Twitter.

Con el webstorming, los empleados pueden expresar y comentar ideas sin límite de horario ni de lugar. Lo único que se necesita es un acceso a Internet, y una computadora o teléfono móvil.

Y, además, puede hacerse a un costo muy bajo, y accesible para empresas de cualquier tamaño.


El brainstorming es un tradicional método de creatividad. Ahora, en su versión 2.0, se llama Webstorming. Un método de generación de ideas abierto 24/7 y sin fronteras geográficas…
Por Lisandro Sosa

El brainstorming, o “lluvia de ideas”, es uno de los métodos más conocidos para facilitar la creatividad. En estas sesiones, se busca recolectar la mayor cantidad posible de ideas para luego evaluarlas y elegir las mejores.

Si bien este método es muy efectivo, las organizaciones suelen encontrar algunas barreras para aplicarlo:

1) El tiempo para reuniones de este tipo es escaso

2) Es difícil coordinar las agendas de todas las personas que deberían participar en la sesión

3) Los participantes suelen llegar a la reunión con la mente absorbida por los problemas propios de su actividad. No siempre pueden enfocarse en la generación de ideas.

4) Los tiempos de reflexión, acción y reacción de cada integrante son diferentes.

5) El método se limita a cierto número de personas identificadas como “creativas” en la organización.

El webstorming es un método para que TODOS los trabajadores puedan aportar sus ideas, aceptar y comentar las ideas del resto a través de herramientas de la web 2.0. Leer más “Webstorming, un brainstorming 2.0”

3 Steps to Think Clearly and Creatively

The more we stress about our problems, the bigger they get.

Sometimes the best thing to do is let go of our problems. Not to give up, but to let up – and make some “space.”

Yesterday I took the afternoon off. Even though it was during the week I decided to go on a date with my wife. No blackberries, hand held devices or computers. No email. Just the two of us hanging out for the afternoon; just like we used to when we first met.

It was such a great afternoon. I forgot about all my problems. I forgot about all my concerns and I forgot about my work. That evening, 8 or so hours later I solved two of my biggest problems… one of which didn’t require any work on my part. The other one came to me as a new idea.

How did I do it? What’s my secret?


The more we stress about our problems, the bigger they get.

Sometimes the best thing to do is let go of our problems.  Not to give up, but to let up – and make some “space.”

Yesterday I took the afternoon off.  Even though it was during the week I decided to go on a date with my wife.  No blackberries, hand held devices or computers.  No email.  Just the two of us hanging out for the afternoon; just like we used to when we first met.

It was such a great afternoon.  I forgot about all my problems.  I forgot about all my concerns and I forgot about my work.   That evening, 8 or so hours later I solved two of my biggest problems… one of which didn’t require any work on my part.  The other one came to me as a new idea.

How did I do it?  What’s my secret?

Here are the three steps to think more clearly and creatively: Leer más “3 Steps to Think Clearly and Creatively”

Ideas Are Cheap

The problem for innovation isn’t that we don’t have enough ideas. We might not have enough good ones, but there are always plenty around.

But to innovate, we need great ideas, we need some way to figure out which ones to pursue (a selection process), and we have to figure out how to get the ideas to spread. Successful innovation takes all three.

I’ve got some ideas about how to get better ideas, but before I write them up, I have to figure out which ones are the good ones. Then I have to write them up in a way that makes sense.


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I’ve said it before.

Andrew Hargadon has said it too – and in doing so he quotes Malcolm Gladwell saying it too.

Now one of my favourite current authors Charlie Stross says it as well: ideas are cheap.

Ideas are cheap.

They’re so damn easy to come by that I have difficulty understanding why so many people seem to want to ask me where I get my ideas from. All I do is read widely, and periodically bang a couple of random ideas together until I get a spark. It takes, on average, six to nine months to write a novel; but in brainstorming mode I can come up with half a dozen book-sized ideas in a week.

I have more ideas for books than I have time to write them. Also, some of these ideas are of … dubious, shall we say … commercial value. Leer más “Ideas Are Cheap”

The 5 Laws of Working with Creative Prima Donnas

They’re those designers, writers and marketing consultants who have their own ideas about how everything should be done.

Oh, sure, they listen to your instructions, but you can tell they secretly think you’re an idiot. If you insist on them doing things your way, they get upset and threaten to walk out on you.

Sometimes you want to throw them all out a window, right?

I can sympathize. Over the years, I’ve had to work with my share of creative prima donnas. It’s frustrating. You’ve seen the great results they’re capable of, but dealing with their arguments and eye rolling may seem like it’s not worth it.

I’ve also worked on some amazing creative teams that produced jaw-dropping work, even though there were some prima donnas on board. Through it all, I learned a powerful lesson: you can’t treat creative prima donnas the same as you do “regular” employees.

No, you don’t have to put up with tantrums. No, you don’t have to let them do everything their way. No, you don’t have to accept whatever work they feel is “best” for your company.

But there are some rules you should follow.

It took me years to learn them, and now that I have, working with “creative prima donnas” isn’t nearly as tough as it used to be. If you do it right, it can be a real pleasure.


Prima Donna

By Pamela Wilson

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You’ve seen the type:

They’re those designers, writers and marketing consultants who have their own ideas about how everything should be done.

Oh, sure, they listen to your instructions, but you can tell they secretly think you’re an idiot. If you insist on them doing things your way, they get upset and threaten to walk out on you.

Sometimes you want to throw them all out a window, right?

I can sympathize. Over the years, I’ve had to work with my share of creative prima donnas. It’s frustrating. You’ve seen the great results they’re capable of, but dealing with their arguments and eye rolling may seem like it’s not worth it.

I’ve also worked on some amazing creative teams that produced jaw-dropping work, even though there were some prima donnas on board. Through it all, I learned a powerful lesson: you can’t treat creative prima donnas the same as you do “regular” employees.

No, you don’t have to put up with tantrums. No, you don’t have to let them do everything their way. No, you don’t have to accept whatever work they feel is “best” for your company.

But there are some rules you should follow.

It took me years to learn them, and now that I have, working with “creative prima donnas” isn’t nearly as tough as it used to be. If you do it right, it can be a real pleasure. Leer más “The 5 Laws of Working with Creative Prima Donnas”