As a leader, have you ever had an inconclusive conversation with colleagues about how they are going to address an issue that has arisen? Did it leave you feeling uncertain, unclear on the outcomes and actions?
we ran a short workshop looking at how to develop questioning skills in Action Learning sets. One aspect we explored was the idea that as facilitators and questioners we can develop habits and have biases towards certain types of questions.
Divergent thinking lends itself to open-ended problems and encourages people to develop their own solutions to problems. It’s about creating options and possibilities and not judging the ideas and suggestions that arise.