Create a highly innovative team

How to get the most out of all the brains in the room using Shifting

The Aim



  1. Share the problem you are trying to solve with your team.
  2. Instruct your group to work on the problem/task alone for 5 to 10 minutes or until you see the pens start to slow.
  3. Bring the group together and ask people to share their ideas and build on each other’s ideas. This should take between 20 and 40 minutes.
  4. Shift back into individual mode and get people to build on the shared ideas for 5 to 10 minutes or until the pens start to slow again.
  5. Lastly, bring the group back together and repeat Step 2.
  6. You can also use Shifting outside of a meeting environment. For example, you can share the problem via email and give people a couple of days to think about it individually. You can then schedule a meeting for everyone to share their thinking. And repeat the process if necessary.

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