In 1968 André Delbecq co-developed with Andrew H.Van de Ven the Nominal Group Technique, which has diffused worldwide to become the most widely used method of group brainstorming. and has been applied to adult education program planning by Vedros.
What is the NGT?
The Nominal Group Technique (NGT), is a decision making method for use among groups of many sizes, who want to make their decision quickly, as by a vote, but want everyone's opinions taken into account. There will be one facilitator in each group and group members.
Materials we need for NGT
Define problem/issue as a question Divide the people into small groups Brainstorm individually
Evaluate & vote
Clarifying questions, explanations
Share ideas with everyone
Sum votes then get the best one.
Aunt Barbara passed away and left you a company – equal number of shares for each
Closed during Autumn and Winter – costs still occur Fairly good revenues in the Summer Profit – but falling year by year →Machines are getting old
In the city center Rising competition
→New, modern offices
Cheap, but can’t lower the prices any more
The company has some cash, and no outstanding debts It’s September and you are having your first meeting as new owners
How could the company increase its profits?
requires preparation for some people it might be too structured/bounded regulates discussion – less stimulating than other techniques only a single question can be discussed at a time
minimizes influence of others large quantity of ideas everyone has an equal opportunity to share their ideas no judgment/criticism more satisfying to participants than other techniques
When is it useful?
When some group members...