nominal group technique



More-controlled variant of brainstorming used in problem solving sessions to encourage creative thinking, without group interaction at idea-generation stage. Each member of the group writes down his or her ideas which are then discussed and prioritized one by one by the group. Also called nominal group process.

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  • You may want to try and use a nominal group technique to make sure that everyone is getting their voice heard.

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  • The professor assigned us a new group project in which we must come to a conclusion on which topic to base our article on using the nominal group technique.

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  • Businesses often conduct meetings for a nominal group technique for gathering new resources and strategies for the companies further profit.

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