Lack of initiative

If I think someone from the team is not taking the initiative as much as expected, it is always important to raise the issue at the team meeting, because the causes can be very different. It is important to explain that we do not all have to have the same level of initiative, and that this is not a problem in itself but it should be discussed. The issue may be caused by my excess of initiative, or it may be down to a personal matter – maybe someone is feeling a bit under the weather, or they are distressed by something, etc. Communicating a personal state that limits us in our activity is very important for teamwork.