I work in an enterprise Software Company in Asia. We have a weekly meeting with the product team.
During the meeting, we discuss and groom the upcoming stories to ensure that the product and development team are on the same page.
The problem is that almost ALL of the members here are 100% silent throughout the meeting. All the communication happens between product team and only one of the team members here - he is the team lead. The rest are physically present, but otherwise do not participate.
To improve efficiency, my manager has asked us not to attend this planning meeting anymore and continue our development. The team lead alone will continue attend the meeting.
I personally think, there should be some other ways to address this problem instead of just asking people to stop attending the meeting.
How should I share this concern with my manager? And what kind of solution can I propose to him which brings the momentum and participation into our meetings?