The Dumper The Thespian The Rip-OffThe Processor Artist
The Dumper Vomits ideas Quantity Speaks ﬁrst Thinks out loud Good ideas come from bad ideas Can polarize brainstorms Can ignite brainstorms Let em go then turn them off.
The Processor Takes their time Not a fan of brainstorm groups Does not a fan of Dumpers Prefers writing out thoughts Works well with email idea sessions Do not underestimate their ability Ideas include thought out execution.
The Thespian Dramatic presentation Not a lot of ideas, but good ideas Difﬁculty letting go of their idea Other ideas not as good BIG idea peeps
The Rip-Off Artist(also known as elbow nudger) Believes ideas are to be stolen Mr. Obvious Coat tails of others First to embrace and champion others
Brainstorming Rules to FollowPublish objectives at least 24 hours before meeting 30 minute meeting Unfamiliar environment Manageable size (6 or less) Organized chaos with Post-its Allow 24 hours for follow up ideas.
Competition Role PlayPretend your are someone everyone knows - related to problem or not.
RemembranceThe objectives were a hit! What big idea made it happen?
Rubber DuckingTalk to a great listener and work it out yourself.
Wishing How big can you dream?It was, “I have a dream” NOT “I have a plan”.
Free Form Writing-DrawingLet your unconscious thought live through your hands.