A growth mindset is an important condition for change. People with fixed mindsets see their capabilities as unchangeable, natural talents that can’t be developed. Those with growth mindsets view their capabilities as a potential to be developed.
Research shows that people with a fixed mindset develop a focus on proving that they have this capability rather than on the process of learning. People with a growth mindset, on the other hand, develop a tendency to put effort into learning strategies that improve learning and long-term performance.
In studies, it’s proven that people with a growth mindset were more effective in their work in several ways.
People can learn to have a growth mindset if they:
If organizations can build a culture where a growth mindset is the normal way of thinking, there are benefits for individuals and the organization as a whole. A growth mindset culture encourages cooperation, openness, and an emphasis on learning. The choice seems easy.
Coert Visser is a psychologist, author, and expert on the Solution-Focused approach to coaching and change. His www.solutionfocusedchange.blogspot.com has become a trusted source of reference regarding cutting-edge psychological research which is relevant to solution-focused practitioners, coaches, and consultants.