You have tried brainstorming techniques in you research lab meetings, but they just don't work out. Why? We have some suggestions and how to fix it.
If you feel like your research meetings are going nowhere and want to learn some meeting techniques. The Six Thinking Hats method can be something for you.
Do you know how to brainstorm in your research meetings? There are some rules you must learn in order to bring out lots of ideas you can work on further.
If you focus on how to get creative; you will get creative. Here are some tips on how to start focusing on getting creative. It is easier than you think.
Don't go all electronic. Here are some helpful tips on how to get a better overview by using sticky notes e.g. when planning projects and presentations.
Learn how other investigators solve problems. Do what police investigators do and use the Six W's of Investigation to understand you challenge better.
Learn some techniques on collecting and harnessing your ideas. Don't let them slip out of your mind. Make an effort to collect them for reference later.
Highly creative people have a failure to ignore information. Most of us filter out most information. Open up your filter and get more creative by observing.
What are you leaving behind for researchers that need your notes? Can they easily find out what you did or where you hid your precious samples?
Most of us are quite comfortable with our daily routines, but routines are dull and do not promote creativity. Become more creative by changing your habits.