The Second City Way Of Better Brainstorming

Have you ever briefed your group on a topic and given the greenlight for freeform discussion, only to be met by blank stares and middle-of-the-road ideas? Second City Communications is here to help, with these six tips to quell people's qualms about sharing ideas.

Have you ever called a brainstorming meeting, briefed your group on the topic, and given the greenlight for freeform discussion, only to be met by blank stares, tepid enthusiasm, and middle-of-the-road ideas? Thinking you’ve just lit the fuse for a thought explosion, this muted response can be a disappointment, to say the least.

But it shouldn’t be. If your team isn’t used to working without the safety net of careful preparation and scripted presentations, they have reason to be cautious. They fear being judged, rejected and wrong.

Second City Communications applies the wisdom gained through improvisational comedy to help companies be more innovative and creative with their thinking. Here are seven tactics to help spur uninhibited expression, inspired by this funny business.

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