You’re in an important meeting. The leader is looking for input. The team is looking for direction.
The leader talks the most. Most people don’t say (contribute) much, if anything.
Eventually the meeting ends.
Both groups depart feeling cheated in a way.
Who’s to blame, the one who doesn’t say, or the one who doesn’t ask?
People are quiet, not because they have nothing to say, but because they do not feel their opinion is valued.