Whether you’re in the C-suite or an entry-level role, knowing how to ask great questions improves your creative thinking and demonstrates your listening and comprehension skills. It also shows that you are engaged and eager to learn, says Barbara Davidson—a Senior Content Writer and financial guru for NetCredit.
“A good question results in more than a standard, utilitarian answer,” Davidson says. “It advances mutual understanding. It reveals how the person asked feels about the topic. And it reveals a lot about the asker, too.”
To help you become better question askers, NetCredit has put together a guide to crafting the most effective, impressive questions to ask at work. The infographic below features examples of the top queries to try. “Learn these principles well and you’re sure to get more satisfying answers when talking with your colleagues and clients,” adds Davidson.