Brainstorming II: How Do You Decide which Ideas to Implement?

In a previous post, we have shed some light on what brainstorming is and how to do it. brainstorming-idea-decision-matrixThe result of brainstorming could be:

  • A flipchart full of idea cards
  • A list or an outline with ideas
  • A Mind map

You will certainly ask, “Now what’s next?”

Suppose we have done a family brainstorming session on “How can we make our family happier?” As result, we have gotten a flip chart full of ideas.

While some ideas, such as being friendly and helpful, might depend on a personal commitment only, the majority will likely require further work and clear priorities.

We will not be able or willing to realize all ideas. After all, our energy is limited, and some ideas might not be worth doing.

This post suggests an easy-to-follow road map, which includes Filtering, Idea Development, Multipoint Voting, and the Decision Matrix. Continue reading