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How managers can put curiosity to work

  • 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 themselves.


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Curiosity and employee experience

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...


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Networking can be awkward

  • 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...


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Curiosity broadens networks

  • 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...


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Little nudges with big impact

  • 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...


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How to strengthen curiosity at work

  1. Hire for curiosity. Identify naturally curious people through interview questions and tests.
  2. Model inquisitiveness. Leaders can encourage curiosity throughout their organizations by being inquisitive themselves.
  3. Emphasize learning...

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There are different approaches to reflective practice. One way to engage in reflective practice is to ask guiding questions. In the context of a recent event, ask yourself:

  • How did I feel while the event was happening?
  • What were my goals?

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  1. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Don’t tell your life story; answer clearly and concisely. Focus on professional accomplishments.
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