Using Curiosity to Fuel Business Transformation
#3. Embrace the Unfamiliar
Stec cites research by George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, that demonstrates that the “more we know, themore we want to know.” But sometimes our desire for efficiency supersedes this thirst for new information and we narrow focus to the point of blocking out other perspectives. And as we covered in bullet one of this list, narrowing perspective can lead to blind spots, which can drain our effectiveness. So, we need to embrace our natural urge to learn more about unfamiliar topics. Not only will the practice broaden our perspectives, but it helps mitigate risk, too.
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