Curiosity vs Control
We’ve heard it before, don’t ask too many questions because curiosity killed the cat… so it was a pleasure to attend the Curiosity vs Control workshop at the stunning KPMG offices in Birmingham City Centre.
The interactive workshop was hosted by the talented HR director and psychology academic Wendy McCartney. Wendy engaged the whole room from the get go involving participants in fun exercises to help everyone appreciate the world of curiosity. Wendy explained (and backed up with quite a genius mathematical formula) how time consuming controlling behaviour can be in terms of time spent planning for things that may never happen. She also explained the negative impact controlling behaviour can have on people who are on the receiving end of it and how long it can take to recover from it. Wendy’s key message was that it’s ok to be curious and ask questions, it’s how we learn more about each other and expand our minds. It’s safe to say that curiosity certainly did not kill the cat!