Disruption is the new normal. The future of work is already here. In this uncertain world, curiosity becomes the key 21st century skill.
Curious to know more?
Here are the top 5 reasons (backed by science!) why you should be more curious in 2020, and beyond:
1. Level up your learning
Researchers are finding that curiosity not only boosts learning, it also improves memory. In an age where we need to be life long learners, curiosity can give you an extra edge.
2. Boost innovation
When disruption is the new normal, so too does continual innovation. According to the Harvard Business Review, curiosity is a catalyst for innovation within organisations.
3. Make uncertainty your friend
Curiosity helps us cope — even thrive — in an uncertain world. In fact, researchers have found that we are actually most curious when things are most uncertain. This helps us to focus on what matters most, and get to solutions faster.
4. Be a better listener
Being genuinely curious about others makes us better listeners and collaborators, which of course has all sorts of flow on effects for boosting productivity, morale and innovation.
5. Bring the happy!
And if you still weren’t convinced, researchers are finding that happy people are also curious people!