How often to you call a meeting to discuss an important issue or opportunity and only the usual suspects speak up. Everyone else is quiet and their experience and opinions go unheard. Truly leveraging the power of the team and meaningful contribution is the key to meeting success. Here are three simple ways to get people involved:
This not only gives others less time to speak up but also conveys that only your ideas are important. Let at least three people speak before you talk again.
Demonstrate that all ideas are valuable by restating important points. Thank people who are usually reticent for their comments.
To get input from everyone, ask each person for their thoughts. Don’t do it in a confrontational way. Try, “Do you have anything to share?”