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What Are You Made Of?

Learn to train your curiosity. Let your inquisitiveness guide you, solve your problems creatively, be open to other ideas, and develop your level of distress tolerance. Each semester offers you four exercises that help you to develop your potential in the four dimensions of curiosity and change the elements that make up your personal formula.

Learn to train your curiosity. Let your inquisitiveness guide you, solve your problems creatively, be open to other ideas, and develop your level of distress tolerance. Each semester offers you four exercises that help you to develop your potential in the four dimensions of curiosity and change the elements that make up your personal formula.

Why
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.


Inquisitive­ness

1 st
Semester

Questions, Questions, Questions

Why are questions so important? Questions allow us to go beyond general assumptions and foster new approaches. Your inquisitiveness is, above all, driven by focused questions. The exercise helps free you to ask questions without any restraints. Let your curiosity be your guide and take your first steps into uncharted terrain.

2 nd
Semester

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How can you further develop your potential in the dimension of inquisitiveness? Discover more in the second semester.

Creativity in Problem Solving

1 st
Semester

Room for Ideas

Studies reveal that the way the workplace is set up influences both performance and innovation. This applies, above all, to creative tasks. An inspiring workplace generates energy, increases productivity, and fosters success. The exercise shows how you can transform various facets of your workplace.

2 nd
Semester

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How can you further develop your potential in the dimension of creativity in problem solving? Discover more in the second semester.

Distress Tolerance

1 st
Semester

What is Important to You?

The Value Cards give you a set of personal values and targets from which you can choose the ones that are most important to you. The values you choose provide the direction for next steps. These values strengthen both your self-perception and your distress tolerance. The online exercise provides a first opportunity for you to better understand what you truly value.

2 nd
Semester

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How can you further develop your potential in the dimension of distress tolerance? Discover more in the second semester.

Openness to Other Ideas

1 st
Semester

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.

2 nd
Semester

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How can you further develop your potential in the dimension of openness to other ideas? Discover more in the second semester.