When working as a team, one of the most important aspects of the process seems to be the sense of accountability each member should bring to the rest of the team. This involves critiquing each other’s ideas, but making sure to avoid personal critiques.

Often, brainstorming ideas is not a good idea as most people’s voices get lost when one or two people have loud voices or start stating their ideas before anyone else.

So, the technique of brainwriting is gaining popularity nowadays. This is where each member goes off on their own and comes up with their contribution to the team effort by writing it down on a piece of paper, for instance. Then, the team gets together, looks at the ideas and critiques them, this leading to a productive and useful session.