A useful technique, developed by Delbecq and VandeVen, to ensure that everyone involved in solution finding has an equal voice. Some believe that nominal group technique (NGT) produces a higher quality list of solutions than brainstorming.
When to use it
When a group includes very vocal or highly dominant individuals.
When you believe that quieter members of the group are reluctant to speak in front of the more dominant ones.
When the group has, traditionally, not generated a large volume of creative ideas.
When the issue is controversial.
What you will need
Pen and paper for each participant.
Flipchart and marker pens.
How to use it
State the problem and check that everyone understands ...
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