In today’s business environments with rapidly-changing roles and business dynamics, organizations are learning that the trait of curiosity is important for driving business and product innovation.
The State of Curiosity Report 2016* found that 8 out of 10 workers agree that curious colleagues are more likely to bring ideas to life.
The report concludes, “Curious workers learn quicker, retain information better, and they’re more positive about their role – whatever that role may be. Curious employees contribute to the decision-making process. They’re highly motivated, organized, thoughtful, and energetic.”
Enhancing curiosity with the potential to drive economic growth and benefit society comes from:
- Autonomy in completing tasks
- Time to explore ideas
- Educational offers
Yet, 67% of workers feel they have experienced at least one barrier to practicing curiosity in the workplace. What is standing in their way?
- Too little time to think creatively
- Lack of financial support
- Lack of professional development support
Is your organization ready to reap the benefits of curiosity?
Only 9% of workers surveyed feel the organizational culture at their workplace is extremely supportive of curiosity. We can help! Clearwater Consulting Group works with organizations committed to creating cultures of engagement that nurture curiosity. We collaborate with leaders to implement change strategies, as well as develop and execute modern learning initiatives that drive performance outcomes. Contact us to find out how Clearwater’s expertise and solutions will help your organization thrive.
*(2016) Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The State of Curiosity Report 2016 is based on information gathered from more than 3,000 respondents in the United States, Germany, and China. Download the full report here:https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/curiosity.html