This Element is an excerpt from The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers (9780137144242) by Terry J. Fadem. Available in print and digital formats.
Powerful ways to focus and target your questions, so you get the specific answers you need right now.
Most questions that come to mind during normal business discourse are part of the more generalized plan of the business–the process that helps accomplish tasks that contribute to the organization’s overall goals. However, it is vital to have a plan when your questions are part of a probe or investigation, or for some other more focused purpose.