Curious2018 pp 153-158 | Cite as

Curiosity—Fuel for Innovation

  • Carl NaughtonEmail author


With the Merck Curiosity Council, we examined the correlations of curiosity and innovation behavior at the workplace. We validated a multidimensional work curiosity scale and conducted a Lab Partnership Program in order to strengthen curiosity behavior at the workplace. In consequence, we aimed at reporting what set curious individuals apart, why curiosity makes teams flourish, and what mindset underlies curious behavior. The findings help understand why curiosity can be considered “fuel for innovation” and that the curious minds that are found in this book capitalized on curiosity on their road to distilling their own innovations.


Workplace curiosity Innovation Mindset 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Braincheck GmbHCologneGermany

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