Living in Clearwater, all I can say is that the technique is misnamed. The "Hubbard Technique" seems more appropriate.
Ahh, yeah. Since you bring it up, there are a lot of techniques used by liberals that seem to have been started by $cino...
I agree. We have used Group Multi-voting for years in Quality Assurance or Process Improvement to focus on a target area worth pursuing. That was done with ideas contributed to the floor and documented by a peer for a short discussion and Multi-voting to reach consensus. A hidden ballot destroys the group participation and consensus.
The Delphi Technique's isn't supposed to be used in a group dynamic. The PMI definition specifically states that it should have an anonymous response.
An information gathering technique used as a way to reach a consensus of experts on a subject. Experts on the subject participate in this technique anonymously. A facilitator uses a questionnaire to solicit ideas about the important project points related to the subject. The responses are summarized and are then recirculated to the experts for further comment. Consensus may be reached in a few rounds of this process. The Delphi technique helps reduce bias in the data and keeps any one person from having undue influence on the outcome.
In a face-to-face group this whole purpose of focused information gathering with less bias is corrupted.
The evil here appears to be in the contract facilitator that is simply dancing with those that brought him to the dance.