HMW | Form of Questioning

When people within companies try to innovate, they often talk about the challenges they're facing by using language that can inhibit creativity instead of encouraging it. Min Basadur who is a business consultant, has been teaching the (HMW) form of questioning for years. How might we? Basadur explained that people may start out asking, How … Continue reading HMW | Form of Questioning

Question Storming

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Question storming focus less on volume and moves more quickly to improving the questions generated by the group, by opening closed questions and closing opened ones. The key is to converge around the best questions. However, with brain storming many ideas are tossed out, but the … Continue reading Question Storming

Appreciative Inquiry

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The main premise of appreciative inquiry is that positive questions, focusing on strengths and assets, tend to yield more effective results than negative questions focusing on problems or deficits. Strength-based questioning focuses on what is working in our lives so that we can build upon that … Continue reading Appreciative Inquiry

Why are you evading inquiry?

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Among the reasons people tend to avoid fundamental questioning of much of what they do in their lives (especially the important things), four stand out: Questioning is seen as counterproductive; it's the answers that most people are focused on finding, because the answers, it is believed, … Continue reading Why are you evading inquiry?

PRIDE LIMITS SUCCESS

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The desire to be known for something hinders you from connecting with others, who could potentially help you solve problems. I say that because, you become selfish with your ideas and you choose to not connect with people because you think they would steal it. I … Continue reading PRIDE LIMITS SUCCESS

Can contextual inquiry solve our problems?

(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The wrong question is asked, based on incomplete information or faulty assumptions, often because those formulating the questions are too far removed from the problem they're trying to solve. One of the best ways to overcome this is try to close the distance between the questioner … Continue reading Can contextual inquiry solve our problems?