Back in school, there was probably a time when you hated asking questions. You either didn’t want to ask a question with an easy answer that you should have known, or you just didn’t want the attention to be on you. Whatever the case, here are three reasons you should keep asking questions…
It helps your memory: Asking questions about something you don’t understand is a great way to learn more about it. You may not always remember everything you read, but by engaging with someone on a particular subject, you’re more likely to be able to recall that information later.
It shows you’re paying attention: Asking questions is a great way to let everyone around you know that you’re interested in the conversation. Whether you’re in a meeting with colleagues or having a conversation with a friend, asking questions will let them know you care about what they have to say.
It leads to innovation: Asking questions about the products and services that you provide is a great way to help improve them. Just because something is working, doesn’t mean it couldn’t work better. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” isn’t always the truth.