A Simple Tool to Improve Giving Directions


Have you ever misunderstood what your boss wanted you to do?
Have your staff ever carried out your directions, however the outcomes and not what you expected?
Have you ever wondered what your boss wanted to do or you didn’t think it made sense? (Don’t worry your staff have in the past felt that way about you too).

Do not feel alone, these are common misunderstandings in any organisation. However what can we do to improving communications and in giving directions. The “5 Ws” is a simple tool that I learnt as a Trainee in the Army. The “5 Ws” are Who, What, Where, When and Why……

I have written an article on “The 5 Ws” and hopefully this tool will be useful for you too. The article is located at:



About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Monday, 27 Aug 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is very helpful! I’ve always had a hard time explaining things, so this really helps 🙂

  2. They also come up in Kipling’s Six Serving Men

    I have six honest serving men
    They taught me all I knew
    Their names are what and where and when
    And Why and Which and Who

  3. Great article Attila, practical information with an easy executable format 🙂

  4. A very informative article, thank you. I particularly like how you summed it all up at the end. Blessings from Lizzie Joy

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