The Power of ‘What, How and Why’: Prioritizing Questions for Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Walter Reid
2 min readFeb 21

Making sure the right questions are asked (especially in the right order) is an important part of problem-solving, decision-making and planning. Asking “what, how and why” in the right order is a great way to ensure that the right questions are being asked and that the right outcomes are achieved.

Let me articulate this by an example in the form of a son painting a picture for his father -

Son: Dad, look what I made!

Walter Reid

I write for the uplifters, the engagers, and the passionate. My alter egos alter ego.