Have you ever worked with an individual or group that is stuck, and despite all of your efforts they remain stuck? The next time that happens, consider asking an “IF” question.
“IF” questions typically encourage divergent thinking and acting. “IF” questions are a great way to encourage someone to think and act differently.
Here are a few examples:
- If you knew that you could successfully solve this situation, what would your next steps be?
- If you could ask your favorite person in history for advice, what might they encourage you to do right now?
- If you knew that it wasn’t too late to re-think and change your current strategy, what new strategic approach would you adopt?
You get the idea. Go ahead and try using an “IF” question.
All the best to you,