Can you remember how fun (and forbidden) it was to draw on the wall when you were a kid? Or how excited you were when the teacher allowed you to use the classroom board? I’m so happy I have started doing it again – several times a week! I cannot imagine a day in my office without using our dry erase boards for creative collaboration. Aside from computers, they are the most useful and productive tools we have.
“The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time.” Henrik IbsenWhy leave your next project to chance? A proper debriefing on the project you just finished can give you a tremendously powerful launch on your next project. This type of project evaluation will formalize learning your successes and mistakes- allowing you to build on the former while avoiding the latter.
Introduce one of these Brainwriting techniques in your lab for idea generation, and you can get hundreds of research ideas in a short amount of time.
How do you keep track of your research tasks? When we discovered Task Board as a task management tool we got better oversight, got more efficient and more focused.
If you want to change your meetings into engaging, creative and fun sessions, you need to take a look at the book "Gamestorming - a Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers".
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.