People spend too much time in meetings to waste the participants’ brainpower. To get more critical thinking and creativity from your team…
Casey’s eTip: Create Structures to Avoid Group-Think in Meetings
Ask participants to jot down their thoughts about an agenda item before everyone shares aloud. This way, you get people’s genuine input without their unconsciously (or consciously) agreeing with what the most influential person in the room wants (halo effect) or what most people seem to want (bandwagon effect).
Brene Brown calls this idea Turn and Learn in her book Dare to Lead, p. 95.
This eTip brought to you by the Communication/Relationships link in your Productivity Chain.