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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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How Techniques are Categorized

Techniques for idea generation. The first technique covered under idea generation, brainstorming, was mentioned in the chapter of creativity but is discussed in more depth under idea generation (Chapter 12). Brainstorming, or a variation, is used alone or as a step many different techniques. Along with Brainstorming and several modifications of this technique (reverse brainstorming, metaphors, fantasy chaining, synectics), KJ Method/Affinity and Delphi techniques are covered here.

Techniques for ranking ideas. The first technique covered, nominal group technique, was originally designed in response to criticism that brainstorming was too interactive and that periods of individual reflection would enhance the creative ...

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