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OverviewEach participant will review the results of the brainstorming exercise and select two items that express a relationship. The relationship will be recorded and the repeat until there are no more ideas to consider.


This brainstorming pattern is designed get participants to expand the breadth of ideas beyond their existing views. The goal is to get the participants to work on a shared vision of the merged company composed of a new, heterogeneous team. This is in keeping with the purpose of FreeBrainstorming.


Purpose: The brainstorming session should give us a lot of ideas about a complex problem that forms no clear category or set of categories. The RichRelations process will create categories that will eventually capture the main threads of the brainstorming session. The remainder of the retreat will refine these threads until they are reduced to a generally agreed upon description of the corporate culture.


Time: 30 min


Input: Brainstorming results


Output: A list of categories that represent the brainstorming results





1. Setup

    1. Post the brainstorming comments in ThinkTank.

    2. Display the bucket (category) column

    3. At the end of this exercise, you will have a large number of ideas that indirectly address cultural questions. The next step will be synthesize and organize these comments into a categories, then group the ideas into the categories.

    4. Steps

      1. Say this

        1. Please read through the comments on your screen. If you find two more comments that are related in some way, tell me how they are related

        2. Add a bucket (category) with the relationship as a label.

        3. Continue the process until participants can find no more relationships.





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