Building a company culture of curiosity in an organization takes small intentional steps.
If a team member asks a question in a group, how is that question handled?
Does the meeting organizer have an agenda and allocated time for questions?
What is the team leader’s first response to a team member’s question? Is it a straightforward answer or a thoughtful follow up question?
Does the team member feel safe and comfortable asking the question in that environment?
Who has been given the default “authority” to ask questions in that environment?
Is the meeting host intentionally seeking out questions from the participants rather than just expecting them?