Directions: In groups of 5-6, select one person to represent the CEO of the company. All remaining group members represent employees. Each group is presented with a real-world dilemma and the CEO has just advised the employees to produce the dumbest ideas to tackle the issue. Each employee can put forward a few dumb ideas. When all dumb ideas have been presented, the CEO will select one idea. The team will then use that idea and create a strategy around to realistically solve the problem.
Dumbest Ideas First
Your restaurant is experiencing supply chain issues and can’t make the most popular item on the menu.
Your company is merging with another company and must address the cultural differences to unite all employees under one company.
No one in the company agrees with the direction that the CEO is taking the organization. The team believes it will be detrimental to the company.
Although work is getting accomplished, workers are dissatisfied because they are not performing their correct scopes of work, and the office structure is not conducive to assigned roles.
An employee lost a hard drive with a project that took three months to complete, and it’s due in three days. No other copies exist.