Dear Carnegie Coach,
I’m having trouble getting all of my team members to contribute during brainstorming sessions. I realize that some of the quietest people have some of the best ideas, but I’m struggling to get them to step up and contribute. Do you have any suggestions on what I could do to encourage everyone to get involved?
Increasing levels of participation in brainstorming sessions, or idea sessions, is a difficult task. Not everyone in the room feels confident enough to share their ideas with others. You will need to first make sure that you build an environment of trust before you can expect to get the most out of all of your team members. Here are a few ways you can build trust and allow ideas to bubble up within your team.
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