Saturday, February 25, 2012

Questing Skill??? Does this skill impact into our work place???

Answers are not answers without questions. We find answers, and solutions,
because we have good questions. All of the answers dealt with political aspects of mining. But that is
hard to discern without knowing the questions. You cannot identify answers without the right questions.
The ancient genius Archimedes took baths all of his life, and each time he entered the bath, the water rose. But only when he was looking for a way to measure the volume of the king’s crown did he recognize the rising water as a brilliant volume-measuring solution. He was so excited that he ran naked from the bath. To find a breakthrough that exciting, you must have a clear vision of the solution that you are seeking. Then you
too can recognize your answer when you step into it.
Einstein attributed his achievements to his questioning approach,
Saying: ‘I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious’.
So how can you see things from all angles? How can you think about things differently?
My 5 years old son passionate about cars. He will wear Car dress, his socks, shoes, toys, water bottle, school bags, storybooks, drawing themes all are revolving around cars, He has infinite questions about cars. His curiosity related to car, car engine is never ending. I try to follow the same model if i have to know anything and achieving the same result.
 Below points i apply in my work to improve my questioning skill

a) I do enough homework before i go for any meeting/seminars etc by asking below questions.
1. Question formulation or clarification of the information needed.
2. The search itself about the topics
3. The analysis of the search results.
4. The communication of findings.
Finalize the context
b) Connect with the bigger picture and ask many questions accordingly to connect with the bigger picture.
c) Start with self-brainstorm. And involve others into brainstorming by asking questions with all possible curiosity. To find more answers, ask more questions. Ask for clarification every time you don’t understand. Ask stupid questions. Question everything. Probe and pry into the real reasons behind superficial explanations.
d) TRY asking lots of ‘What if’ questions as the answers
f) Is this a theoretical argument and am I convinced by the quality of the argument expressed?
g). Is research data included and have I assessed the quality of that data?
h) Ask 5 Ws and 1 H, and related to this i ask lot of open ended question.
i) i always play a devil’s advocate to encourage questioning the status quo
in more ordinary discussions.
j) ASK more STUPID question. Stupid questions are a great way to find rules that need breaking.
Confucius noticed that many of his students were afraid to ask questions
for fear of revealing their own ignorance. Confucius taught his students
“Knowledge for knowledge, ignorance for ignorance, all is knowledge.”
Understanding one’s own ignorance is also knowledge. If you don’t know,
ask. Only believing that you know enough is true ignorance.

I always make a note before i go into the situation. Being prepared is of the utmost importance. I always have multiple facets of the story to bring to the table, and i also have the story written down before so that i don't get flustered or befuddled. 
I look for by asking..
: What significant information is omitted? keep looking for the information until i got satisfaction or the information

 “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN

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