Managers do not need answers to operate a successful business; they need questions. Answers can come from anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world - thanks to the benefit of all the electronic communication.
For all managers in any situation at any time - start with basic question list
- How Much/
- What if?
These questions are universally applicable. If you ever in a situation where you need a question, or if you want to be certain all questions have been asked, just run down the list. This list also serves as a handy checklist when you need to make a quick decision.
There is a lot more to asking a question then merely using an interrogative, but these words do cover the full managerial spectrum of interrogation.
Based on what you expect to accomplish - there can also be a second list where you can add number of other questioning words and phrases such has which, is, could, would, do, can , will and so on...
Do you use your own question list ??? We welcome your comments / thoughts on same.