10 Signs You Have a Culture of Inquiry - #CultureCode

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In today's world of exponential change, innovative companies must have a Culture of Inquiry. Here's a checklist to see whether your company has this questioning culture... or not. #CultureCode

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  • 10 Signs You Have a Culture of Inquiry
  • Questioning is often the starting point of innovation.
  • Questioning is often the starting point of innovation. Inquiry enables us to organize our thinking around what we dont know.
  • Questioning is often the starting point of innovation. Inquiry enables us to organize our thinking around what we dont know. It shines a light on where new opportunities lieand where companies need to go.
  • Questioning is often the starting point of innovation. Inquiry enables us to organize our thinking around what we dont know. It shines a light on where new opportunities lieand where companies need to go.
  • In todays world of exponential change
  • In todays world of exponential change innovative companies must have a Culture of Inquiry.
  • 10 Signs You Have a Culture of Inquiry
  • Your leaders question everything. 1 A culture of inquiry starts at the top with leaders who question, and welcome questions from employees and outsiders.
  • Your company is comfortable with ambiguity and few easy answers. 2 Its understood that answers are relative and change is a constant.
  • Your company has a mission question rather than a mission statement. 3 Employees and customers are more engaged by an aspirational mission question rather than a static statement.
  • Your company prioritizes critical thinking. 4 The pressure on short-term results is always relentless, but a culture of inquiry finds time for questioning and critically examining assumptions and the status quo.
  • Your company rewards questioning (or, at least, does not punish it). 5 A culture of inquiry gives people credit for finding problems & raising questions without putting the burden on them to fix it themselves.
  • Your company gives people the time and space to question deeply. 6 A culture of inquiry encourages employees to venture out into the world to observe, listen, and learn.
  • Your company provides the tools to question well. 7 Employees are guided through training and exercises toward more informed, productive questions.
  • 8 Before any possible solutions are brainstormed, a culture of inquiry will spend time uncovering what the real issues and assumptions are, through thought- provoking Why and What questions. Your company uses questionstorming to surface problems and questions worth considering.
  • Your company actively seeks new employees who are naturally inquisitive. 9 Potential employees critical thinking skills are evaluated by asking them to bring ambitious and open-ended questions pertinent to your company to the interview.
  • Your company appreciates and encourages open, inclusive language. 10 In a culture of inquiry, when proposing or evaluating new concepts, judgmental language is replaced by empowering questions starting with How might we... and What if we could...
  • To establish a culture of inquiry
  • To establish a culture of inquiry the biggest challenge may be
  • To establish a culture of inquiry the biggest challenge may be shifting your company
  • To establish a culture of inquiry the biggest challenge may be shifting your company to value questions over answers.
  • But this is imperative in todays world
  • But this is imperative in todays world where answers change overnight,
  • But this is imperative in todays world where answers change overnight, and exploratory questions
  • But this is imperative in todays world where answers change overnight, and exploratory questions can help anticipate whats coming.
  • With a culture of inquiry, theres always more possibility.
  • With a culture of inquiry, theres always more possibility.
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