“Asking questions is fundamental to successful communication, and gathering information as a product of asking questions is a basic human activity.”
Here’s a great blog post we stumbled across recently. Certainly merited reposting. It’s excellent advice for young people looking for work in the real world, seeking “real jobs,” and, really, for all of us. Since when did it become a sign of weakness to ask questions? Maybe if we asked more questions, we wouldn’t be in the state we are in right now–personally, professionally, politically, financially, nationally. It applies on all levels. Ask more questions. We do everyday. We need to know who our customer is, what their project is and what their overall plan is. It’s crucial to our design work. What are the dimensions? What style are you looking for? Traditional? Modern? Craftsman? What thickness? How do you plan on using this product? Where is it going?
Asking questions is a form of basic communication. So communicate. Speak to people. Lift your heads up from those computer and phone screens and speak to people. Show them you care about their work or what they are doing.
There are no stupid questions
Some questions, as soon as I become aware of them, sit in the front of my brain and simply won’t go away until I do something about them. In this case, the question I have been thinking about for the last several weeks is actually about asking questions.
Why is it that people don’t seem to know how to ask questions anymore…. http://www.lifeofanarchitect.com/there-are-no-stupid-questions/