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Three Reasons Why Asking Risky Questions Reduces Risk

Most people are hard pressed to ask questions that put other people in a tough position. While this is acceptable in social settings, oftentimes it's important to ask “risky” questions when performing risk assessment. By asking these questions, Michael Santarcangelo explains, we allow for an open discussion of the risks faced, and thereby eliminate some of the danger around them.  One of the benefits of asking tough questions is that, in order to answer them, the asker and the answerer often have to review the process or the situation, allowing both to gain insight and communicate knowledge.

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI’s Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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