Curiosity-Based Thinking activities to improve employee engagement, job satisfaction, and productivity
Enjoy these simple ways employees can take a Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to enhance their engagement at work by finding greater job satisfaction, productivity, and success, all from using their curiosity.
Ask questions and seek new information about one's role and responsibilities:
What if I asked my manager to explain the company's goals in relation to my role?
What if I sought out additional training or resources to improve my understanding of my job?
What if I asked a colleague in a similar role how they approach their work?
- Schedule a meeting with your manager to discuss the company's goals and how your role aligns with them.
- Ask around and find additional training or resources relevant to your role.
- Reach out to a colleague in a similar role and ask if they would be willing to share their experiences and insights.
Being curious about and seeking to improve processes and procedures:
What if I identified a specific process or procedure that could be improved and proposed a solution?
What if I sought feedback from colleagues on how a specific process or procedure could be improved?
What if I researched best practices in my industry and suggested implementing them in our company?
- Identify a specific process or procedure that you think could be improved and propose a solution.
- Ask colleagues for feedback on improving a specific process or procedure.
- Dig into and discover best practices in your industry and suggest implementing them in your company.
Showing curiosity in and seeking to understand the company's mission and goals:
What if I asked my manager to explain the company's mission and goals in more detail?
What if I looked into and learned more about the company's history and values?
What if I took acted upon my curiosity to better understand how my role aligns with the company's mission and goals?
- Schedule a meeting with your manager to discuss the company's mission and goals in more detail.
- Research the company's history and values and be sure to include asking colleagues, community members, and customers in your research.
- Reflect on how your role aligns with the company's mission and goals.
Curious why more curiosity is excellent for whatever you are doing?
Curiosity can be so many things, it is easy to get lost in its power and potential. To simplify things here's a quick list of just some of what we know curiosity can do. Enjoy and stay curious!
Curious people are less anxious
Curious people are less timid
Curious people are not as defensive during initial counters with strangers
Curious people have less aggressive actions to perceived triggers
Curious people have improved conflict resolution skills
Curious people have enhanced motivation to put themselves in another's shoes
Curious people have less attachment to their own ideas
Curious people have an increased interest in others' ideas
Curious people are more likely to receive social support at work
Curious people are more effective at building connections at work
Curious people are more effective at building trust at work
Curious people are more committed to their teams at work
Be sure to follow along with What If Curiosity as I will dive deeper with more specific examples and actions for how you can take a Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to learn, get, and enjoy more out of all you do.
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