Nominal Group Technique

  1. Clarify the nominal group objective.
  2. Individually list on paper (brainwriting) as many ideas as possible.
  3. Call out ideas from the lists in turn around the group.
  4. Record each idea on a flipchart.
  5. Pass when all ideas on a list have been presented.
  6. After all ideas are listed, clarify each idea and eliminate exact duplicates.

REFERENCE: The Seven-Step Meeting Process and Tools from Executive Learning, Inc. Handbook for Improvement, Nashville: ELI, 2002.

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