To ask, or not to ask? Part 2

by: Dan Berger

How do you imagine this exchange going between you (the boss) and an employee: “Why are you the way that you are? I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.”

Remember the TV show “The Office”? This is what Michael Scott (the boss) said to one of his team members. Since the show was a comedy, it was OK to laugh; of course, this is also a perfect example of a question that you and I should never ask an employee.

The Harvard Business Review blog gives a few more examples of what not to ask…

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