Here’s an idea that will help you save everybody’s time by applying constraints. Crunching your own time is easy. Just have a POWER HOUR, Four Day Work Week, or create a Seven Day Product.
To save others time, try time-boxing:
Time-boxing is “the setting of artificial time constraints for tasks like brainstorming and issue resolution. The objective is to cut down on exhaustive consideration of endless possibilities. With pressure to stay focused and disciplined, we can reduce the amount of time it takes to reach consensus.”
This idea comes from Ryan Freitas in an article comparing designers and chefs. For all four kitchen analogies, read the three page article Cooking Lessons for Designers (PDF 850K).