The Nominal Group Process is one of a group of techniques that has been formulated to supplement the interactive group process. The NGP can be directly used to identify specific problems or areas of organisational concern. The technique has the secondary effect of facilitating overall communications (it begins to “break the ice” between participants). The structured format actually encourages participants to communicate, yet prevents those few participants from controlling the process. Because the NGP is so versatile, it is applicable in either simple problem identification or complex organisational development efforts.
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