Athletics in electronics brainstorming: asynchronous electronic brainstorming in very large groups

Gert Jan de Vreede, Robert O. Briggs, Ron van Duin, Bert Enserink

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Abstract

When very large groups have to brainstorm in smaller subgroups, meeting organizers have a choice between two options: (1) Let every subgroup start from scratch, or (2) Let every next subgroup build on the results from the previous subgroup. We refer to these options as the Decathlon and Relay modes of brainstorming respectively. During a case study we investigated which brainstorming mode would be more productive and result in higher levels of participant satisfaction. Consistent with the hypotheses, Relay groups appeared to be more productive than Decathlon groups, in particular in terms of elaborations to previous contributions. Relay groups were also found to be more satisfied. This study also introduced the elaboration coefficient, an indicator to quantify the amount of task relevant discussion in brainstorming groups. The results of this study hint at a number of meeting design guidelines for very large brainstorming groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE
Pages22
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0769504930
StatePublished - 2000
EventThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33) - Maui, USA
Duration: Jan 4 2000Jan 7 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1060-3425

Other

OtherThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33)
CityMaui, USA
Period1/4/001/7/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    de Vreede, G. J., Briggs, R. O., van Duin, R., & Enserink, B. (2000). Athletics in electronics brainstorming: asynchronous electronic brainstorming in very large groups. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 22). (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). IEEE.