Posted: February 2012
I recently read an article titled “What I’ve Learned About Smart People” (Click here to read ) In the article, the author, a current Harvard student, makes a simple observation: smart people ask questions. Although I did not go to Harvard, I would have to agree.
The author wrote:
- “When someone explains something new to me, I’ll usually just nod my head like I know what they’re talking about. If I don’t understand something, I’ll just Google it later. After all, I don’t want this person to think I’m a moron. Smart people are different. If they don’t understand something, or even if they think they understand something, they’ll ask questions.”
Now I must admit that I too sometimes give that same response. I think we all do at times because it is easy. Easy to nod our head. Easy to advance the conversation. Easy to assume the person speaking is both honest and intelligent in the topic they are discussing. But when it comes to running your business, you must force yourself always to ask questions.
At Progressive, too often we are approached to solve problems because decisions were made with no questions asked or in some cases the right questions were not asked. This can be prevented. We know that proper preparation and due diligence prior to starting an IT project substantially increases the opportunity for success.
In a world where transparency is the latest trigger word, we are a company that prides ourselves in transparently answering any and all questions you may have about solutions we recommend. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in the process of selecting IT vendors for industry-related software solutions, whether we have worked with those vendors previously or not. Our certifications and experience provide you with a trusted partner so that the proper questions can be asked and the answers you receive can be explained – at your level of comfort and understanding.
We invite you to call us at 682-4990 or Email Us if you need a trusted partner to assist you with asking the right questions about an upcoming IT project.