How to Use Subtraction Games
Subtraction games run for about 30 minutes and should be ran as follows:
First, participants should start with a solo brainstorming about their team or organization about provided prompts such as: What was once useful, but is now in the way? What is adding needless friction? What is scattering your attention?”
Next, we put them in groups or online “rooms” of two to eight, ask them to share “subtraction targets,” and brainstorm more. Each group picks a favorite feasible idea and a favorite wild idea, and outlines a rough plan for making the subtraction happen.
Then, we ask each group to share their targets and plans.