It's always curious to still see people run meetings where, with table positionality and tone, they answer people's questions with authority to speak for the group. Some people like this. They like someone else working in their behalf. They prefer to be unengaged by acquiescence.
Other people want to be engaged and can return the space back to an engaging space by asking each other questions soliciting contributions on the intentions of the conversation.
What people realize through engagement is that no one of us is smarter than all of us. We are smarter together. This is not a political opinion but a neurological fact.