Asking questions can help motivate teams and build trust.Robert Simons, a Harvard professor and author of Seven Strategy Questions, says asking questions can also help executives “stay on top of a changing world.”
Manny Fernandez, managing partner of KPMG Texas, agrees with Simons. There’s one question in particular he likes to ask:
“How can I help you to be successful? I ask it 20 times a day,” he tells Fortune.
Fernandez gets a wide range of useful responses. “[I hear everything from] resources people need to connections that a colleague hasn’t seen or made.”
Simons also says to ask employees how they’re helping peers; it will encourage teamwork.
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