Incentives and Honesty Will Win the Day
Mark Holt, Member
First, with trusted persons, be clear with your intentions. Explain what you want to do so you don't appear dishonest.
Second, create incentives for them to take ownership. Arrange to have positive reviews or meetings with their managers, if they agree to assume leadership of part of the project.
Third, find small steps in the project that can be team-building moments. For example, if 2 or 3 workers could join together and succeed on solving a problem, or create a solution, and then make it public to celebrate the win. It doesn't have to be big, but has to be a real success, not fake.