When you were in school, there was probably a time in your life when it was super uncool to ask questions. You either didn’t want to ask the question with the 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 always speak up when questions arise…
Questions can show interest: Asking questions will let everyone around you know that you’re engaged with whatever is going on. The better the question, the more interested you will appear. Whether you’re in a meeting with colleagues or having a conversation with a friend or loved one, asking questions will let them know that you care about what is being discussed.
Questions can lead to breakthroughs: Anytime you’re working on project, there will always be obstacles that come into play. Asking questions about the products and services that you provide is a great way to help make those products and services the best they can be. Just because something is working, doesn’t mean it couldn’t work even better. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” isn’t always true.
Questions can help you remember: Asking questions about something you don’t understand is a great way to learn and remember information that you’re given. You don’t 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 on.