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Using the concept of "hold my beer" to turn conflicting team dynamics into a way forward

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Contrived _voice Feb 21, 2022
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Let's say you wanted to make a new product and needed the best design possible. The solution would be to make the idea process collaborative but competitive. All ideas are open to improvement from anyone, not just the original creator, this goes on until the idea can't be improved upon anymore. Once you improve the idea you have to explain why you think your idea is an improvement. The prize goes to the peak idea. If an improvement is not an improvement, it can be taken down a peg or two. This turns otherwise chaotic team dynamics into a way for progress to still happen.
  • Generates a few but finely sharpened ideas.
  • Opens the floor up for people with no experience in the subject.
  • There's an incentive to not be outdone on your own idea so people will automatically improve their own ideas.
  • Channels ideas from other avenues into a single one
  • Since the idea is improvement not generation, Everyone already knows the eventual desired outcome. Everyone is working on the same goal from the word go.
How it works.
Hold my beer is a phrase used on the internet as sort of notice that you are about to do something cool or awesome. It is followed up by other people saying the same phrase and trying to outdo the original action. If chanelled right, you could impart finetuning concepts with the same drive as competetive sports.
Why I think it could work
I was at a gathering where someone couldn't get their car to start and there was no mechanic at hand, but by everyone just trying to one-up each other's knowledge on cars they ended up unknowingly collaborating to find a solution to the problem. It was pretty interesting to watch.
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A contest for the most profitable tip jar design

Povilas S
Povilas S Feb 24, 2022
Your idea seems like a very good methodological approach for the challenge I posted here. A group of people could challenge one another to come up with better and better designs of a tip jar to attract more money.
The testing part could go like this - all the upgraded versions of the jar would be placed in the same establishment (a bar, a cafe, etc.) one after another for the same time period, e.g. a week. Then the sums of money they've managed to collect would be compared. In order to rule the factor of friendliness/quality of service of the staff out, the same workers should be present during the testing of each jar.
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Contrived _voice
Contrived _voice2 years ago
like a proof of concept for both ideas, Brilliant.
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jnikola2 years ago
Hi! Do you mean just adding a creative phrase in the classic brainstorming process or a whole new approach to brainstorming? PS, I love the parallel with the "hold my beer" phrase.
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Contrived _voice
Contrived _voice2 years ago
J. Nikola yeah, that's it. Instead of converging minds to create an idea. you pit them against each other but one at a time. The challenge is to take the idea to the penultimate form of it that can't be improved any further. Think " king of the mountain" where the king is the one who makes the final improvement. I think adding the concept the "best" appeals to peoples' inner competetive selves pushing them further.
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