Are you being too critical in your meetings? Yes, it’s a time of high stress but when you criticise others ideas too early it has a detrimental effect to the free flow of ideas.
I’ve seen it time and time again. There is absolutely the need to analyse ideas and to consider the risks but if you do it too soon you are restricting the creative process. In fact you are flat out shooting it in the jugular.
A simple way to stay positive is to define your problem ahead of time into a ‘positive action statement’.
It’s a stressful time sure but now more than ever we need to keep stretching our creative legs and seek the opportunities.