When you use the power of questions at work, you open the door to improved productivity. Questions are a great way to expose problems with old, ineffective tasks. These are the processes many accept as the only way things can be done.
In this episode of our Everyday Productivity series, you’ll learn why you should start asking, “Why?” more often. The power of questions is like bringing in an outside consultant, while harnessing the smarts of your own team.
What Productivity Questions Does This Video Answer?
- How can I use questions to improve productivity?
- How can questions help my job?
- What can I do to get rid of old, ineffective tasks?
- How can I be more productive at work?
Bring out your inner child to improve productivity. In any child’s life, there comes a moment when he or she discovers questions. And all of a sudden you, are barraged by all these different questions.
Why is the sky blue? Why do we buy this car? What will we be doing later today?
Lots of questions hitting you all at once. It can be a little overwhelming. Big props to all the parents out there.
In your job, though, you might want to be a little bit of a child every once in a while. Because when you ask, “Why?” you may discover that you are doing some processes or activities that no longer fit what you need to do. Your big picture goals.
You’re doing them simply because you inherited them. So if you go through your day and go, “Well, why do we do that? Oh it’s because of this, this, and this. Oh but it turns out one of these things doesn’t apply anymore, so we really shouldn’t be doing it.”
Boom! You can eliminate that activity.
Asking, “Why?” it’s not that you’re trying to tear things down but make sure certain activities are still profitable and productive for your organization. Asking why can open the door to improved productivity.
About This Video Series
Ken Okel’s ongoing Everyday Productivity video series will make you more effective on the job. Every week, you’ll learn a new, easy to understand tip that you can use right away. Today is all about the power of questions.
Got a productivity problem? Let us know and we’ll feature it in an upcoming episode.
About Ken Okel
Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: http://www.kenokel.com/videos