Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Brainstorming or Blamestorming

I really enjoyed reading the article (sub req) by Jared Sandberg on "Brainstorming" at Wall Street Journal

"John Clark, a former university dean of engineering, says brainstorming sessions come in handy to distribute blame in the event of failure. But in his experience, most often someone hijacks the topic at hand, tries to prove everyone else wrong, works to impress the superiors who are present, or just plain blathers for his own enjoyment. "I can't remember a single instance where a group produced a really creative idea," he says."

"The popularity of brainstorming results in part from corporate America's knee-jerk faith in teams."

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