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Building a Culture of Idea Sharing

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The internet is creating the largest human community in history, and it is all designated for idea sharing. In order for us to be successful in this environment, we have to build a culture of ideas within our companies.

Creative thinking has become the most valuable skill set of this century. The internet is creating the largest human community in history, and it is all designated for idea sharing. This virtual global community allows anyone to come up with an idea and share it easily with millions of people, which is having a drastic effect on how we're organizing within our businesses. In fact, the average lifespan of S&P 500 companies has fallen from 61 years, in 1958, to just 18 years today. In order for us to be successful in this environment, we have to build a culture of ideas within our companies. Here's what I've seen work well:

Define a Strong Sense of Purpose

Autonomy is the foundation for enabling creative thinking in a company. If everyone understands what they are working towards and they all buy into the dream, then people can apply their various backgrounds to solving problems by thinking divergently.


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Brainstorming: For Innovation, Work Individually First

Brainstorming: For Innovation, Work Individually First | All things collaborative | Scoop.it

Research shows that the most innovative ideas spring from individual ideas that take root before group discussion — meaning it's time to rethink brainstorming.

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I couldn't agree more. Individual reflection before the big socrates debate is a vital process. It's a very common problem that if you throw a group straight into an open conversation without the opportunity to individually reflect that the loudest person speaks first, sometimes to push an agenda. Being able to see the thought from the whole group to then discuss and debate the points makes sense. In otherwords... more brain, less storming!

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GroupMap - Online Group Brainstorming

GroupMap - Online Group Brainstorming | All things collaborative | Scoop.it
Group brainstorming and decision software made easy. Discover why this is the best brainstorming and group decision making software for group mapping!

GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants. It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:03 PM

Group brainstorming application GroupMap lets students and teachers work collaboratively on producing ideas, plans, reflections, revision and exam preparation, case studies, projects etc.

Free account allows to involve 5 participants and create 25 public maps.There are also different paid accounts.  

Watch the tutorial http://www.groupmap.com/tour/ about how to use this tool.

At present GroupMap requires Google Chrome or Safari browsers on your PC, or Safari on your iPad.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:20 PM

Worth a look!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:09 PM

Great site for teachers wanting to work collaboratively.