If you want to start a good group discussion, pose a well thought out question:
If you could change one thing about your management style, what would it be?
What accomplishment are you most proud of this month?
I’ve found it helpful to plan ahead and craft my questions ahead of time. That’s because in the moment, I may not phrase it quite right which can cause some confusion.
If the responses you’re getting in the discussion are too “on the surface,” help your participants go deeper with these encouragements:
Would you expand on that?
Tell me more about that.