𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲
⇨ A little while ago a client complained to me that each time they tried to understand a complex problem within the team, the technical experts would respond “It’s too complicated to explain and would take too long”
It reminded me of the popular Einstein quote “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it well enough yourself”.
Asking this question will help create a shared ‘big picture’ from which to have a focused discussion and ask focused questions. Without it, everyone starts at a different level of understanding which pretty quickly leads to frustration for all involved.
The Curly Question of the Day aims to engage a different kind of thinking and provide a new lens through which to explore the everyday.
By the way, If you want to build a future-ready team that buys-in not backs off during times of uncertainty, you’ll love my Curly Question Kits and Programs.