Goal: the primary goal of the session is to organize themes to undertake a discussion with an experienced and selected group that identifies what the organization does well, and clearly noting what should change. The first session will involve developing a shared and integrated understanding or conceptualization of communication based challenges and available opportunities that are notably associated with strategic implementation of one Union pilot projects within the organization (UNDG, N.d). The goal also seeks to facilitate effective communication network in order to enhance communication between channels, messages, and audiences (Rauz, 2013). In addition, the goal targets further to facilitate and strengthen participant’s knowledge with a close basis on how to use effective communication for the implementation of targeted reforms (ICP, 1964).
NGT is a significant tool that enhances or facilitates generating of reliable information about how communication variabilities can affect people’s ideological thinking about problems and reforms (Paineurope, 2012). The nominal group technique will be applied by strategically allocating the steps through which the participants have to consider suggestions (UNDG, N.d).
Note: currently, organizations are facing challenges due to globalization, cultural diversities, and the main problem connected to the lack of proper communication networks between the organizations and the clients or partners from different cultural and social backgrounds (ICP, 1964). What are the other problems that have connections with failure of the organization sin the current millennia (UNDG, N.d).Session 1
Opening session: It will be best if the starting of the session is open by use of icebreaker, and followed by introductions from different participants, and then there will be a brief outlining of the goals, and what participants should expect (Meyers, 1999). Session one will take a maximum of 6 hours (UNDG, N.d).
Session II: It will involve sharing of experiences among the participants, and from stakeholders (Volkers, 1999). During group work sessions and plenary sessions, participants will discuss opportunities and challenges that need to address within the operational frameworks of the organization (ICP, 1964). This will be done to ensure that communication is a pre-requisite for change management (UNDG, N.d). In addition, the participants will give a brief introduction to their joint communication model and their suggestions on whether they own a good model or whether; it is ineffective model (UNDG, N.d). Session two connects in less than five hours (Paineurope, 2012).
The members of the selected teamwork will be assigned tasks, after which the team will select one individual to make presentations, and later, individuals of the team will be required to present their personal concerns (DGFE, 1988). In addition, different and strategic collaboration between teams will be initiated through random selection of presenters (UNDG, N.d).
Steps to be followed on the first day (Volkers, 1999)8.45– 9.00 Introduction and welcoming of new arriving participants9.00- 10.00 Security briefing10.0- 10.30 Introduction of participants to objectives and goals11.00- 12.45: aspects of using communication in a strategic manner12.45-1.00: Summary1.00- 2.00 LunchSession Two2.00- 4.00 Sharing experiences4.00- 4.15 Summary4.15 DismissalVoting
Voting will take place in order to assure the public that a sustainable and effective mechanism is being used to get and appreciate views of different participants (DGFE, 1988). As such, paper will be written, and members of the group will be required to choose or the majority rule apply so that chances of being bias are minimized and managed within considerable levels (Volkers, 1999).
Communication patterns and trends examination and ascertaining the variability.
Communication challenges and potential solutions to the problem will also strategically be realized, and comprehended by all participants. Informal and formal communication support network to establish and their benefits will also be reaped by focusing on key vulnerable areas (Paineurope, 2012). The organizational management represented by the participants will be able to develop excellent external and internal communication systems (DGFE, 1988).
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