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Susan Lyle Dodia's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

Techniques for Creative Team Thinking: Affinity Diagrams, Brain Writing and the Plus/Delta Technique

In my last blog, I talked about the Nominal Group Technique, a quick and painless way to guide your team through a brainstorming task. Each team member gets a stack of Post It notes (or index cards or scraps of paper or whatever is available) and 5 or 10 minutes to silently and anonymously write down as many ideas as they can think of, with one idea per note card. When the time is up, the meeting facilitator (i.e., the Project Manager – you) collects the artifacts, reads them all aloud, and,… Continue

Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on January 27, 2010 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

Techniques for Creative Team Thinking: Nominal Group Technique

If you are like most people charged with running a meeting, you find the same group dynamics are in play meeting after meeting after meeting. You have someone who won’t talk and another who won’t stop talking and everyone else falls somewhere in the middle.

Dr. Paul Paulus at the University of Texas at Arlington has studied and written about group task performance and creativity. He has determined that groups are less productive than individuals, if left to their own… Continue

Added by Susan Lyle Dodia on January 14, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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