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How do you grow your knowledge seeking skills? - Part 2

Written by Alistair Gordon And Dominic Johnson 11 Jul 2021

Following up on Part 1, the next step to grow your knowledge seeking skills is to challenge core beliefs about best practice and explore next practice.

Every technical expert has assumptions that underpin their opinions, policies and approaches to the work they do. But there’s a risk that changing market dynamics or customer needs will render these assumptions obsolete, or only partially relevant.

Here are some critical questions you can ask yourself:

  • When did I last objectively document my evidence-based assumptions about best practice?

  • When did I last objectively challenge these assumptions?

  • When did I last explore alternative assumptions, processes and approaches?

  • What new approaches are likely to supersede the ones I’m using now?

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