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Alphabet Soup: “W”

Character sitting on a question markThe Speaking of Business blog is running a bit behind this month due to my taking some vacation time. This is the first blog of the month, and that means time for Alphabet Soup, the series that takes a letter of the alphabet in turn each month and examines some business concepts, topics, and words that begin with that month’s letter. This month the letter is “W.” As readers have suggested, instead of lightly describing a plethora of words in summary, I will take one and examine it in more detail. I found it difficult to find a single “W” word that would cover a number of business aspects, so have chosen a basic word. The “W” word for the month is “Why?”

“Why” in this case is the adverb, meaning for what? for what reason, cause, or purpose? “Why” is the word many three year old children ask as they try to understand cause and effect. “Why is it dark at night?” is a good example of that. “Why” is the word that adults fail to ask often enough as they become frustrated or repeat bad behaviors. Psychologists and Psychiatrists try to get patients to strengthen their cognitive self-examination skills by asking, “Why do you think that is? Why do you think that happens? and just “Why?” in response to patients describing a problem or issue.  Read more here:

Speaking of Business Blog by Dr. Philip R. Geist, Florida SBDC at UNF

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