The Importance of Curiosity for
Learning, Growth & Agility
As long as I can remember, I've been curious. As a child, I took things apart just to see how they worked. Luckily for me, my parents encouraged my curiosity, even though I sometimes couldn't put things back together.
Looking back at how I discovered "agility", I think it's that curiosity that helped me embrace and learn about that concept. Discovering things in short plan-do-check-act cycles helped me channel my curiosity, learn more in less time and control the risk of undesirable outcomes – all at the same time.
Being the father of a naturally curious three-year old whom I help discover the world, I rediscovered the importance of curiosity for my own learning journey, our company and of our clients. Curiosity is essential for professional growth.
In their blog Professional Curiosity, Janina Pakusch and Oliver Schwarz, two amazing people I had the pleasure to work with, started to share their thoughts and experience about staying open and curious when your job involves complex topics like leadership, change, culture, and agility. Go have a look if you are a curious person too: