A strong team-building method wherein all employees feel valued, the Nominal Group Technique is like a group discussion. It is the method in which a company involves several employees and takes their opinions into account for various important decisions. This not only helps boost employee confidence and trust in the company but also opens the door for more creative and innovative solutions.
Decisions are reached mostly unanimously, and all employees play an important role in the decision-making process.
The Nominal Group Technique or NGT was designed by two individuals, Andrew H. Van de Ven and Andre Delbecq. It is one step ahead of a commonly known system called Brainstorming. The Nominal Group Technique is a more structured format designed to promote efficiency in the decision-making process. The core idea behind the invention of the Nominal Group technique was to promote quick resolutions and decisions in the company.
There are various benefits to the Nominal Group Technique. Some of them are: