Nominal Group Technique

Andre Delbecq and Andrew Van de Ven, based on research funded by the University of Wsconsin and the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), developed the "nominal group technique" in 1968. The technique is an excellent way to get balanced participation in most data gathering efforts. It is good for:

® Problem solving—looking for root causes of problems, or solution approaches; • Creative decision making—for estimates, and tough choices; ® Idea generating situations—completely new input is required.

The reason it works is that it allows for every team member to rank items without being pressured by others. This is especially valuable in teams where a few dominant personalities do all the talking, and the majority just follows along quietly. The process is illustrated in Box 14?2

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