Re-energizing a group by thinking positive thoughts
This method aims to make the atmosphere during a meeting more relaxed, to reveal some information about the participants that is out of the professional field, and to stimulate and refresh the creative process.
When a situation occurs where a group seems to be "running in a rut", ask the group to take a brief break in order to refresh the creative process. Ask every participant to think of a place where she/he has been that is the most like a paradise to them. Then ask them to tell a short story about it to the rest. If the group is large, the sharing might take place in small groups.
Follow-Up Required: None
Usual or Expected Outcomes: The atmosphere becomes more relaxed and through thinking of something as pleasant as the best place one has been the process of generating new ideas is renewed.
Source: Antoniya Kamenova