Four steps you can take to start improving the way you operate.
When it comes to running a business, there is one word that weighs more than most. There is one word that has the power to change everything. This is the most powerful word you will ever use in business. This word is something that you want in every meeting, every idea, and every conversation.
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Using the word WHY helps you dig deeper into decisions, and it helps you challenge the reasoning behind choices in your business and life for that matter.
By challenging the things you do, you allow yourself and your team to look at decisions from all angles. Something may look good on the surface, but you may find that it hurts your business once you dig a little deeper into the WHY.
Before you figure out your HOW, make sure you should be doing it in the first place. Using the word, WHY can help you identify or avoid problems in your plan, saving you from stressful headaches.
When working with clients at Processology, we use this framework to help them make decisions in their businesses. These are just a few of the questions we ask.
Asking WHY will help you save time, money, and, most importantly, it will help you be efficient and effective.
Be sure to let your team or client know why you're going to be questioning them. Let them know these questions will help dig deeper to ensure the best possible outcome. Give your team permission to challenge you in meetings. You may not have dug deep enough yourself, and team members that can't voice their opinion or concern can't help your company be it's best-self.
Try asking WHY today in your conversations. Then, come back here and comment below on how it helped you dig deeper into your decisions. If you do this, you will find that it enables you to uncover things that would not have been brought up otherwise.
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