Nominal Group Technique

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Method
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To obtain many ideas from several people on a problem or issue in a structured format. Encourage more passive person to participate in group work.
Howto
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The group finds out an open-ended task at first, for example, ?what are some ways we could encourage employees to carpool?.

1. Have each person spend several minutes in silence individually brainstorming all the possible ideas they can generate, and jot these ideas down.
2. Have the groups collect the ideas by sharing ideas one person at a time; record them on a flipchart. No criticism, but clarification to questions is encouraged as response.
3. Then each individual evaluates and ranks the ideas, awarding points for these ideas. The best idea owns 5 points, the next best 4 points, etc.

Follow-Up Required: 
The facilitator will tabulate points within the group. Prepare a group report on the ideas receiving the highest score. Allow time for brief group presentations.
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Making Space Consulting East Lyme United States
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Making Space Consulting East Lyme United States
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Jingting Groningen Netherlands