“Why don’t people speak up at our team meetings?”
This is a common question I hear from clients when we start planning an offsite meeting or skills workshop.
It doesn’t take that much global business experience to realize that it’s all too common for some people to dominate the conversation (you know who you are!) and others to stay silent most of the time. Culture plays a role in creating this dynamic, and being based in Asia, I see it often when I work with highly diverse regional and global teams.
As I mentioned in my last post, teams benefit when there is an equal distribution of who talks during meetings. So, how can we help make that happen? Here are five approaches I’ve found useful in my own work:
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