Introducing the Teamworks Question of the Week
A number of us on the Teamworks team have had our heads buried in Warren Berger’s new book, A More Beautiful Question. In it, Berger talks about the power of “an ambitious yet actionable question that can begin to shift the way we perceive or think about something.”
Asking simple, honest questions is a core part of our approach at SYPartners (it’s no surprise that one of the leaders whom Berger interviewed was our own Keith Yamashita). And we, like Berger, believe that beautiful questioning can be a powerful practice for any team looking to challenge old habits, assumptions, and behaviors.
In this spirit, we’re launching a new blog category called “Question of the Week,” to help your team step back, reflect, and shake things up. Each week, we’ll offer a new question. This week, here’s one of our favorites from Berger’s book.
What does failure mean to us: Do we see it as an end-state, or a temporary stage in a process?
Try asking this at the next team meeting. See what it reveals. And bookmark this page to see our list of questions grow.
Also, let us know what your favorite beautiful questions are by leaving a comment below or by emailing us.