Team Vitality Masterclass – Asking open questions
While asking and answering questions is part of everyday conversation, we wrongly assume that effective questioning is a natural skill we all possess. We often tend to ask closed-ended questions, yielding a yes/no answer. Yet if you want to engage your team and make your people feel that their contribution counts, it’s best to use open questions. Asking open questions is a learned skill.
This brief article (PDF) examines the usefulness of open-ended questions and offers plenty of practical examples for their everyday use.
You are further invited to evaluate your current question-asking skills and see if you can improve them in real-life situations. What effect would this have on your team and on your decision-making?
We sincerely hope this article will help you open the door to deeper and more engaging discussions with and within your team.