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Better Questions with Dr Paul Pers

Why do Disability Employment Service professionals need to ask better questions? 

Thinking is just a series of questions and answers. It starts when you wake up in the morning with questions like what shall I wear, what shall I have for breakfast, why did I just eat that chocolate... you get the picture.

Everyone, every day is living their lives through the questions and answers they have in their head. Interestingly, unhelpful 'why' questions are often found in self-talk when people are stuck, and they make for very poor outcomes, for example, 'why can't I do this?'

Fortunately change may be as easy as a new question. See Dr Paul Per's below speaking about the importance of asking better questions from the perspective of Disability Employment Service professionals.

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Now to remember the take home messages!

  • Why you want to change is important.
  • If you have a reason to change, you're more likely to change.
  • If better questions are asked the 'how' is much easier and leads to better results that suit you.

About Dr Paul Pers

Dr Paul Pers is an experienced medical practitioner with a special interest in Occupational Health who has been in practice for more than 40 years. 

Dr Pers’ qualifications include Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a Certificate in Clinical Occupational Medicine.

Occupational Health is a defined discipline where the effects of ‘work’ (including the medical, physical, social, psychological, organisational and environmental demands) on employees (individuals and groups) and the effect that employees’ medical, physical and psychological conditions, have on their ability to work safely and efficiently within the workplace environment.

 

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