Curiousity to Business Performance

Published: 8th March, 2021

Such a simple word ‘Curiosity’ and not often credited with how big a role it plays in our Learning. In this session we shared what it means to each of us in our past and how we might encourage more of it in the future. We related it to our Comfort Zones and the edge cases where the magic happens. This was a wonderful conversation in which Bev created a space for us to reflect and reset how best we can enjoy being more curious more of the time!

Recognising it’s a difficult quality to measure we related curiousity to the 3 Laws of Engagement©. The role it plays in Sharing Useful Truths to generate Business Thinking Minutes in the First Law. A higher degree of curiousity is highly likely to increase your Engagement Coefficient (Ɛ) you can calculate it for yourself by clicking through the link.

As a foundation curiosity will provide you with the ability to generate more ideas, more importantly ‘gems’, to increase your Collaboration Velocity (Cv) according to the Second Law. The more of the right kind of questions you pose the more the ideas will flow. Both the First and Second Laws help you make better use of your time when it comes to linking curiousity to business performance. To turn ideas into actions and outcomes apply the Third Law to complete the picture.

Here’s Learning Lead Bev and Mart providing a reflection of the session with a focus on the measurement side of curiosity for business performance.

If you like the sound of it a longer highlights edit is down below.

Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.

S. Leonard Rubinstein 2021

The ‘webinar’ word doesn’t really describe what it is we do with our time in sessions. We love a conversation where everyone has the chance to contribute.

Participants are provided with the means to make connections thus drawing attention to the conversation that is going on around.

It’s how we roll!

YOUR TAKE AWAY

We can embrace curiousity in our work and not be afraid of the consequences of the additional dialogue and who knows some questions for which we learn new answers for. We should be comfortable with the ebbs and flows of our conversations acknowledging that a silence is time to ponder and connect rather than a time to interupt with already known wisdom. Our appetite for new learning is a shared characterstic that we can cherish and roll into our day-to-day delivery for learning. Rather than shy away we can embrace the measures and watch our engagement, collaboration and outcomes grow.

By allowing the time to be curious together in this session we uncovered the space around the comfort zone is often where the magic happens. This is often evident in our story telling narrative yet absent often in our forward look. By putting ourselves out there in our approach to learning we can take others with us in our quest. By providing the dots to join, as the BIG PICTURE® Symbols, we create the space between for others to be more curious even if it’s not their most natural outlook. The Symbols provide a natural focus and, just as Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, encourages more creative thinking by setting parameters around it. This is therefore the device to manage the amount of new ideas that curiosity leads to.

The Laws of Engagement© ensure we stay focused on engagement, collaboration and outcomes to bring us back to business performance.

WHAT NEXT ?

Please do ask us to help you achieve this same impact in your organisation. We can deliver this activity for you and at the same time upskill your team to take over the delivery. You can weave this into your Strategy-related activities which means you’re paying once for resources and deploying them many times across your organisation.

Find out more about our approach for Developing Colleagues. You can have a go yourself by printing and writing on the resource within the brochure you can download. The stuff we care about is all over our YouTube channel @YourBigPic. I would love to take you through a taster of BIG PICTURE® in a Webinar you can sign-up for here.

Thanks for reading!