Is there an appropriate range in the number of participants for a good brainstorming session?
It’s probably the same guidelines used to form a team. Five people is good, maybe seven. If you go much higher then you get what I would call, “passengers.” These people are there for the “ride” but they don’t contribute…
Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.
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