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What Are You Made Of?

Learn to train your curiosity. Discover the joy of exploration, feel the power of deprivation sensitivity, stay open to other people’s ideas, and develop your personal level of stress tolerance. Our program currently offers seven exercises that can help improve your potential in the four dimensions of curiosity–changing the elements that make up your personal formula.

Learn to train your curiosity. Discover the joy of exploration, feel the power of deprivation sensitivity, stay open to other people’s ideas, and develop your personal level of stress tolerance. Our program currently offers seven exercises that can help improve your potential in the four dimensions of curiosity–changing the elements that make up your personal formula.

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Curious
Elements

Curiosity Drives Innovation – Time to Drive Curiosity

As a vibrant science and technology company, we are led by our curiosity. It is the driving force behind progress and development.

“Innovation isn’t as exclusive or elusive as many believe. Through deliberate practice, we can all innovate.”

Andreas Steinle
Curiosity Council Member

Companies around the globe need curiosity to handle complex situations, to stand out from the crowd and, above all, to develop innovations. With our initiative, we want to take the next step in learning more about curiosity, and studying it in real-life situations. This is why we initiated the Curiosity Lab Partnership Program.

The Curiosity Lab Partnership Program

Teams from our business unit Performance Materials, Weizmann Institute, and Porsche Consulting field test evidence-based organizational practices, created to enhance all four dimensions of curiosity. The program is designed to show the impact curiosity has on innovation. We believe that anyone can innovate – the right environment and mindset unleash the potential to think and act creatively. Together with the other teams, we want to strengthen the case for curiosity – foster and train it. For more information on the Curiosity Lab Partnership Program, please refer to our press release.

The Curious Elements feature gives everyone the opportunity to accompany us on this journey and the chance to train their own, personal curiosity. This transforms our curiosity initiative into a robust and tangible experience.


JOYOUS EXPLO­RATION

Learning via Discovery

Send your curiosity on a journey: Change your perspective and see how seemingly unrelated themes are actually connected. Get ready for something new and discover the joy of exploration. Bon voyage!

Questions, Questions, Questions

Why are questions so important? Questions allow us to go beyond general assumptions and foster new approaches. Joyous Exploration is driven chiefly by focused questions. This exercise will help you to ask questions–without restraints. Let curiosity be your guide and take your first steps into uncharted terrain.

DEPRIVA­TION SENSITIVITY

What if...?

Complex challenges often give rise to questions, that are difficult to answer on our own. The following exercise invites you to use knowledge gaps as an opportunity to take a different approach–coming up with new and original solutions.

STRESS TOLERANCE

Control your Emotions

A canceled flight, a failed experiment, or when someone questions your ideas. These are common scenarios that can often result in us letting our emotions get the better of us. Use the following exercise to reassess a situation and respond in a more constructive way.

What is Important to You?

Our Value Cards exercise outlines a range of principles that you can choose from, based on personal relevance. Your decisions will help you to form a better understanding and awareness of your priorities in life–increasing your overall level of Stress Tolerance.

OPENNESS TO PEOPLE’S IDEAS

Gain new Perspectives

This exercise invites you to open your mind and view situations from the perspectives of others. Perspectives you can then use, to find novel solutions to problems or challenges. Ready?

Six Thinking Hats®

Slip into the roles of each of the six different thinking hats. Each hat is assigned a color that indicates a particular mode of thinking. The hats will help you view an idea from a different perspective, which can lead you to more innovative ideas. The exercise is based on a thinking tool developed by Edward de Bono, a world-renowned physician, psychologist, author, inventor and consultant.