Investigate how the manager encourages cooperation within the team. Provide feedback.
Advice the manager to ask participants on forehand what they hope to be the outcome of a meeting. He could ask, for example: ‘What do you expect from this meeting?’
Investigate to what extent the manager expects his team to feel free to doubt, ask questions, be insecure. Registering verbal and non-verbal signals is an important quality for managers.
Discuss the entire organization’s mission with the manager and ask about his department’s or team’s contribution. Review the relations with other departments. Discuss demands and needs the manager has regarding other departments and vice versa.
Discuss which decisions will be made in the near future and review whether employees could be more involved in the decision making process.