A weighted ranking technique used by teams or small groups to narrow down a list of items.
A technique, similar to brainstorming, used by teams to generate ideas on a particular subject. Team members are asked to silently come up with as many ideas as possible, writing them down. Each member is then asked to share one idea, which is recorded. After all the ideas are recorded, they are discussed and prioritized by the group.
A consensus planning tool used to identify the strengths of an organization, department or division, whereby participants are brought together to discuss important issues, problems and solutions.
Participants are asked to respond to a question or statement by generating a list of responses. The group facilitator asks each member to contribute an idea from their list in a round-robin approach. The group is given the opportunity to discuss and clarify any of the ideas that have been selected. The group members rank or rate each item. Voting may then take place to reach consensus.
a face-to-face group judgment technique in which participants generate silently, in writing, responses to a given question/problem; responses are collected and posted, but not identified by author, for all to see; responses are openly clarified, often in a round-robin format; further iterations may follow; and a final set of responses is established by voting/ranking.
Technique used to encourage creative thinking and new ideas, but is more controlled than brainstorming. Each member of a group writes down his or her ideas and then contributes one to the group pool. All contributed ideas are then discussed and prioritized.