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

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Key Concepts

•   Techniques for generating ideas

– Brainstorming and variations

– KJ Method/Affinity

– Delphi

•   Techniques for ranking ideas and options

– Nominal Group

– Modified Kepner-Tregoe

In the last chapter, I talked about general principles for decision making and problem solving and explained why the use of specific techniques are useful in helping groups move through this process. In this chapter, I describe techniques to be used for idea generation and idea ranking. As a reminder, each of these techniques can be pulled apart and combined to create a process that works best for your group. I start with techniques for idea generation.

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