Steal an idea – Help for idea generation
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The exercise is called “Steal an idea” and it is a method of idea generation. The purpose of this idea generation method is to make the participants come up with as many ideas as humanly possible – the more, the better. The exercise is especially good at the beginning of an idea generation process, as it can help make each and every participant active in the process.
The idea generation method is also extremely relevant at the start of a new project where you want as many ideas as possible to solve a potential problem. The exercise can also be used in a meeting, at a seminar or conference where the participants have to develop their innovative skills.
In total 4 pages.
Materials that are used
1 block of Post-it-notes per participant.
1 piece of writing equipment per participant (e.g. a pencil or a pen).
A phone or watch for timing.
Size A4 – if printed in 100%.
Around 30 minutes.
(duration can be adjusted based on the size of the teams or if you repeat the exercise multiple times. We recommend spending no more than 45 minutes.)
Number of participants
Unlimited + instructors.
The participants are divided into teams of 3-5 people.
You need a room that can fit all of the participants when divided into teams of 3-5 people, and preferably by tables.
Also available in German and Danish.
The file can be used for 6 months after purchase.
Everyone can get good ideas, therefore the exercise can be used throughout the organisation but also e.g. in a department where you desire focus and idea generation on a specific issue or a specific area.
Other exercises you may enjoy
Do you need to better your idea generation and idea development with the help of other exercises, or do you need methods to choose the best ideas, then keep an eye on this page as we have more exercises coming. Meanwhile, we can recommend Operation Desert Survivors which is a strategic and mathematical cooperation exercise where you have to cooperate in teams, whilst taking regards to the other teams. In other words, an exercise that shows that every team has to do well before it is possible to complete a mutual goal.