Are you working as “smart” as possible? (If you’d like to read this article at Training Magazine .com, just click here!)

Social networking is changing the “curiosity game.” It is now easier and faster than ever to learn from your community.

How do you know, however, that the technology you’re using and the effort you’re expending is worthwhile? Are you both effective AND efficient? One way to find out is to learn from the people around you.

Here are two questions I suggest you ask people you know when you’re looking to get more from your technology—the gear, tools, and apps. Think about the last time you asked someone a question. Now, ask yourself, “Was that the BEST question I could have asked?”

1. What do you use for…?
This is a question I often ask when I’m trying to get something done that I have a feeling could be done easier (meaning faster, cheaper, and/or better). Sample questions I’ve asked include: “What program/app/tool do you use to track expenses while you’re traveling?” Or “What app do you use to organize items on your to-do lists?”

(For the second question, click on that link above, and you’ll see the originally published article at Training Magazine .com)

It’s time to ask new questions; in doing so, you may notice an increase in output and a life and work style that leads to success.