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Are Your Employees Languishing? Try Piquing Their Curiosity

Are Your Employees Languishing? Try Piquing Their Curiosity

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Curiosity and employee experience

Curiosity can help employees perform better, reduce stress and burnout, and forge meaningful connections at work.

At a time when companies are struggling to re-engage an exhausted workforce and retain workers in a tight job market, managers can tap into curiosity to help boost empl...

  • Many organizations try to get employees to mix within and across groups, hoping new insights will emerge.
  • Social anxiety hampers some people from stretching themselves.
  • Productivity goals can also get in the way of workers following an intriguing idea.
  • Employees worry...

  • In a study, after receiving the curiosity-piquing missives, employees were more likely to send messages to people outside their immediate departments and to people in the company they'd never contacted before.
  • The "network churn" increased by 19 percentage points in response to an ad...

  • In a second study, the research team applied the same approach to about 300 adults in a variety of industries but used text messages instead of email.
  • When asked about their networking afterward, respondents reported reaching out to more new contacts when their curiosity was piqued-o...

  • Managers should formally work curiosity into learning goals as part of employee performance.
  • Curiosity causes us to ask and engage and talk across differences, so we can work to leverage our unique perspectives.
  • Another way to spur curiosity is through managers modeling it th...

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