Research has shown that curious individuals tend to demonstrate higher levels of creativity and sophisticated problem solving, higher tolerance for experimentation and greater agility in changing environments. Yet, findings from a recent global study indicated that companies are at risk of stagnation:
- While nearly two thirds of employees said that curiosity was essential to discovering ideas,
- The same number of respondents said that their workplace puts up barriers to curiosity.
- Plus, fewer than 25 percent described themselves as being curious consistently in their jobs
In Part 1 of this session: We’ll unpack the dimensions of curiosity (hint: it’s more than asking questions!) and why it is becoming increasingly important in the age of digitization and automation. We’ll close the session with a practical framework you can apply to encourage this essential ingredient needed to navigate complexity and to ignite ideas, insight, creativity and collaboration.
In Part 2 of this session: You will have the opportunity to play – exploring interactive exercises – to enliven your curious mindset to awaken new ways of thinking. This is your chance to round out and finish your NEXT-level experience in an unconventional and fun way!