Questioning is an often overlooked but uniquely powerful tool for unlocking communication and collaboration. It spurs the exchange of ideas while strengthening rapport and trust among team members. It’s too bad that few of us have been trained in the communication art of questioning. Fortunately, questioning is a skill that can be honed by project leaders to enhance participation, support, and collaboration with both team members and stakeholders.
- Learn how to sequence and frame questions for optimum impact.
- Harness the proven power of calibrated questions to thoughtfully guide discussion in ways that elicit sound information, get buy-in, and better inform project decision-making.
- Use techniques that avoid others becoming defensive or becoming a cross examination