Sunday, February 1, 2015

Group creativity & Group Decision-making Techniques

Group creativity
  • Brainstorming-generate and collect multiple ideas related to project.
  • Nominal group technique-enhances brainstorming with a voting process used to rank ideas
  • Idea/mind mapping-ideas created through individual brainstorming sessions consolidated into single map
  • Affinity diagram-large number of ideas into groups for review and analysis
  • Multicriteria decision analysis-technique that utilizes decision tree matrix to provide a systematic analytical approach for establishing criteria, such as risk levels, uncertainity and valuation to evaluate and rank may ideas.
Group Decision-making

  • Unanimity - everyone agrees on a single course of action.  One way to reach unanimity is Delphi technique
  • Majority - decision reached with support from more than 50% of the members of the group.
  • Plurality - a largest block in group decides
  • Dictatorship - one individual makes the decision

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