Many of us don’t ask enough questions, nor the right ones. We don’t want to seem uninformed or offensive. But asking questions, even when it feels disagreeable, offers serious benefits:
“It spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and performance improvement, it builds rapport and trust among team members. And it can mitigate business risk by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards.”
Here are a few counterintuitive guidelines for how to make your questions more effective.