What are the 10 rules of brainstorming?

Brainstorming sessions typically result in more creativity and better ideas when there is a set code of conduct. Absolute boundaries prevent people from seeing beyond their suggestions, but boundaries that encourage individualistic creativity can be very effective.

These are the 10 rules:

  1. Stay focused on the topic.
  2. Involve every person
  3. Stay positive and playful.
  4. Encourage wild ideas.
  5. Give people time to think.
  6. Aim for quantity first, quality second.
  7. Listen to one idea at a time.
  8. Don't judge ideas, including your own.
  9. Build on each other's ideas.
  10. Write every idea down.