This week’s KIQ encourages you to speak up.
Scripps Network chief programming officer Kathleen Finch doesn’t like hiring people who are not fixated on their own departmental goals. Rather, she wants individuals who will consider the business as a whole when going about their daily work. To identify these people during interviews, “If you were me, what would you change?” is a questions she likes to ask job candidates.
The thought of responding candidly to this question could make some people nervous because they don’t want to offend the interviewer. But Finch wants to find those who are not afraid to speak up, regardless of the situation.
“I like to know that I’m hiring people who have the guts to speak up,” Finch says. “We’ve built an environment in which you will not get reprimanded for disagreeing with your boss, so I need to know that people on the team have the courage to let their voices be heard.”
How would you answer this question? Let us know in the comments.
This article has been updated since its original publication.