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

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Nominal Group Technique

Name and Description

Nominal group technique, developed by Delbecq and Van de Ven, combines periods of individuals working individually with periods of group discussion. The name reflects the limited or nominal interaction required. The technique consists of six steps and involves a process of private voting and ranking of ideas and solutions. The technique may be easily modified in ways that increase the confidentiality of responses.

Reference

Delbecq, A. L., Van de Ven, A. H., & Gustafson, D. H. (1975). Group techniques for program planning: A guide to nominal group and delphi processes. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman.

Uses

For situations in which participation from all is desired but factors within the situation or member ...

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