Every method or technique you try as a group has its positive and not-so-positive components. Once you have at least one, and hopefully more than one, brainstorming experience, take a minute to think about how you felt as a participant, and record those thoughts.
- Did you feel as though you were an active participant, or did you feel like a non-participant?
- Did one or more of the participants take over?
- Were your ideas taken seriously?
Do you have ideas about how to make these experiences better? Do you have ideas about when you would or would not use brainstorming as a group process?