“Curiosity is critical for success in our increasingly complex world,” said Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis. Curiosity has become a crucial leadership attribute and professional success factor in our interconnected, automating, and disruptive world.
When do people stop being curious?
Our thoughts, beliefs, and values can turn into thought and communication barriers in collaboration, teaming, and partnership processes. "Culture hides more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants." said anthropologist Edward Hall. Without active curiosity, people learn to see the world only from their perspective. When not aware, they can fall into the traps of ethnocentricity and stereotyping.
Individuals with rich intercultural experience develop a quest for adventure which opens their minds to new connections and innovative thinking. “We naturally become curious to close the gap between our expectations and reality,” wrote P Ashcroft, S Brown, and G Jones in their book “The Curious Advantage.”
Attend this session to ignite your curiosity with intercultural discussions and experiences. Discuss the role of culture broadly and in business. Leave the session with a habit plan for curiosity and adventure, and thrive in our new business era with creativity, flexibility, and resilience.
|Date:||May 18, 2021|
|Time:||11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
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