Top 5 Reasons to be More Curious in 2020

10 February 2020 •

by Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie, Igniter of Curiosity, Keynote Speaker, Award Winning Designer and Certified Facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play®

 

Disruption is the new normal. The future of work is already here. In this uncertain world, curiosity becomes the key 21st century skill.

Curious to know more?

Here are the top 5 reasons (backed by science!) why you should be more curious in 2020, and beyond:

 

1. Level up your learning

Researchers are finding that curiosity not only boosts learning, it also improves memory. In an age where we need to be life long learners, curiosity can give you an extra edge.

 

2. Boost innovation

When disruption is the new normal, so too does continual innovation. According to the Harvard Business Review, curiosity is a catalyst for innovation within organisations.

 

3. Make uncertainty your friend

Curiosity helps us cope — even thrive — in an uncertain world. In fact, researchers have found that we are actually most curious when things are most uncertain. This helps us to focus on what matters most, and get to solutions faster.

 

4. Be a better listener

Being genuinely curious about others makes us better listeners and collaborators, which of course has all sorts of flow on effects for boosting productivity, morale and innovation.

 

5. Bring the happy!

And if you still weren’t convinced, researchers are finding that happy people are also curious people!

 

About Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie

Dr. Kate is a speaker, consultant and a passionate creator of curious environments. She is a Producer of XR:WA, Australia’s largest immersive reality (VR/AR/MR) conference which ran for the first time in 2019. She’s a Certified Facilitator of LEGO® Serious Play®, a methodology that boosts innovation, creativity and curiosity used by global brands such as IKEA, Virgin and Samsung.

As a globally recognised thought leader on innovation, Kate has been the recipient of numerous international awards and has spoken at conferences around the globe, including SXSW (Austin), NXNE (Toronto), REMIX Academy, Pecha Kucha, PAX AUS and TEDxPerth.

 

You can also catch Dr. Kate as part of the AIME Knowledge Program

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