The Business Case for Curiosity

Most of the breakthrough discoveries and remarkable inventions throughout history, from flints for starting a fire to self-driving cars, have something in common: They are the result of curiosity.

The Benefits of Curiosity
* Fewer decision-making errors
* More innovation and positive changes in both creative and noncreative jobs
* Reduced group conflict
* More-open communication and better team performance

Two Barriers to Curiosity
Two tendencies restrain leaders from encouraging curiosity:

* They have the wrong mindset about exploration
* They seek efficiency to the detriment of exploration

Five Ways to Bolster Curiosity
* Hire for curiosity
* Model inquisitiveness
* Emphasize learning goals
* Let employees explore and broaden their interests
* Have “Why?” “What if…?” and “How might we…?” days

Interested in the whole story?
Read it here with much more details and explanations, of course.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.