Asking questions isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it is incredibly important. We've pulled together a complete guide to asking what's know as "Powerful Questions" to show you how to ask the most effective questions to get better employee feedback.
There's some theory but mostly we give you the tools to start making a difference in your team now. Simply by reframing how and why you ask questions.
What are Powerful Questions, and why do they make feedback better?
Powerful Questions are a mindset. All too often we ask a question without really knowing its purpose.
But asking Powerful Questions during employee surveys, 1:1 meetings, weekly check-ins, performance reviews, and during meetings gets you richer, more insightful feedback. Our Powerful Questions process helps you plan your questions or survey to make sure that you’re getting what you need out of it.
However, the thinking around Powerful Questions can be used at any time, and we’d encourage you to apply it in scenarios outside of work too.
The philosophy of Powerful Questions is all about understanding three key things:
- Why are you asking a question in the first place?
- What will you do with the answer or feedback it generates?
- The science (and art) behind asking questions.
This short guide's here to help you answer these questions and gain better understanding on how to ask your people questions that have an impact.
Download the best practice guide here 👇