How to get your shy workers to open up — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
If some of your smartest employees are too bashful to speak up in meetings, here’s a practical way to get them to come out of their shells. Ask them to answer questions or analyze key issues by using e-mail. Some shy people can become eloquent and outspoken when they’re typing away at a keyboard. Invite them to read from their written remarks in a small group. This way, you can gently prod these silent clams to interact.