There are tons of books where you can read about power of questions – how they are important, how they can help. Questions are powerful for following reasons:
- demand answers
- stimulate thinking
- give us valuable information
- put us in control
- get people to open up
- lead to quality listening
- get people to sell themselves
Questions also allow you to challenge the status quo and challenge the team. That’s why it is so widely used in Retrospectives by Scrum Masters.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. ~ Voltaire
But wait… But should you really question everything? Isn’t there a risk to reach highest level of absurd? “Asking Questions” is the most powerful tool to encourage, challenge and affect people. Be careful!