Techniques for Higher Introvert Engagement

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By:Beth Flynn, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
  • "Before group discussions, give people 2-3 minutes to jot down their thoughts
  • In online meetings, encourage responses in the chat box
  • Break the team into pairs or small groups to discuss issues and report back to the larger group. This can be done both live and online
  • Build in moments of silence for introverts to reflect
  • Put a question out to the group, and allow each person 2 minutes to give an opinion on the topic
  • Ask introverts to take a role as scribe or timekeeper to help increase their visibility
  • On conference calls and online meetings, ask for input from east to west or ask in alphabetical order of names
  • To tackle specific issues, incorporate small task forces that meet outside the large group and then report back
  • Take unscheduled breaks when energy is low (p. 131)."

What are some additional ideas you can add to increasing engagement with Introverts?



From: Kahnweiler, J. B. (2018). The introverted leader: building on your quiet strength. 2nd  edition. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 5:15am -- Beth Flynn

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