How to get the most out of all the brains in the room using Shifting
- Share the problem you are trying to solve with your team.
- Instruct your group to work on the problem/task alone for 5 to 10 minutes or until you see the pens start to slow.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lastly, bring the group back together and repeat Step 2.
- 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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