🤓 MeisterHacks: Optimizing Collaborative Brainstorming

Miša Hennin
Miša Hennin Admin, MeisterLobster, EN Business, DE Advocate Posts: 1,343 Community Admin
edited August 2023 in Tips and Templates

Have you ever sat in a meeting and been so focused on your own points that you completely ignore what others are saying 😅? This is a common risk of collaboration, and it appears in collaborative mind mapping too. That's why I wanted to advise:

This is a key step in the principles of brainstorming - developing your colleagues' ideas helps bring a fresh perspective and innovative solutions you might not have considered independently 😍.

Try this: In the middle of a collaborative brainstorming session, take a break from your own ideas and read what others have written ✏️. Add sub-topics to develop your colleagues' thoughts and encourage others to do the same for yours. Not every suggestion will be worth pursuing, but opening up your ideas to the feedback of others is a great way of taking your brainstorming to the next level.

Have you got any tips for better collaboration in MindMeister? We'd love to hear - please share them below!


  • Emily
    Emily EN Pro Posts: 132 Star Contributor

    Will definitely share the linked article with my students! The principles of brainstorming are very clearly laid out and explained with examples - so valuable! Thanks @Miša

  • Olaf Roeb
    Olaf Roeb EN Basic, MT Tester Posts: 121 Star Contributor
    edited October 2022

    Make brainstorming via mindmapping the art of mutual inspiration, what a beautiful thread, @Miša