January 28, 2014

Brainstorming Tips for Quality Improvement Teams

In 8+ minutes of training video from David Hutchins International below, tips to enhance your teams' skills for quality improvement and problem solving through brainstorming meetings are presented.  Tips include reasons to do it, steps for it, and evaluating the results.

Reasons for Brainstorming:
1. Identify problems
2. Find causes
3. Identify solutions

Steps in Brainstorming (aka rules)
1. Define the task
2. Write down all ideas
3. Take turns submitting ideas
4. Do not discuss ideas

Methods to Evaluate Ideas
1. Catagorize
2. Reduce list based on control
3. Rank

 

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