Asking questions is one of those underrated skills. When you ask a question, you expect to get clarity or new information about a topic. Ensuring that other people understand your question and your context, may help to properly transfer the information.

Today, I was reading about this on the Software Engineering at Google book. In the culture chapter, they recommended the amazing "How to ask good questions" article from Julie Evans.

I really loved this tip:

"State what you know. This is one of my favorite question-asking techniques! This kind of question basically takes the for:

  1. State what you understand about the subject so far
  2. Ask “is that right?”

From Julie Evans

I used this tecnique in the latest conversation I had with a teammate. It was really useful. I could confirm my current knowledge and my teammate went directly to the response I needed.

I cannot wait to put more tips in practice!