Hooray a mistake! How a growth mindset contributes to more happiness at work

The only one who can make you happy is you. And one of the most important things to be happy and resilient at work is the right mindset. Carol Dweck did a lot of research about fixed and growth mindset. This workshop in which we share scientific insights and best practices is based on her work. Besides a theoretical part there is lots of room for tests and exercises, so you can experience what kind of mindset you prefer and what a more growth mindset can do for you.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

During this session we will share insights, tips and experiences on how to work on a more growth mindset for yourself, your colleagues and your team. So that your learnings can contribute to the happiness and success of your team.

- What about your (preferred) mindset?

- Science about fixed and growth mindset

- Relation between mindset and happiness at work

- What about your happiness at work?

- How to reach a growth mindset?

- How your brain works(neuroplasticity)

- How to train your brain?

- How to help others?

- Making mistakes and feedback

- How to nurture a growth mindset culture

Learning Outcome

After this session participants:

- have more insights about their preferred mindset;

- know the difference between fixed and growth mindset;

- know how it works in your brain;

- know how to develop a mindset to get more happiness and resilience at work;

- know how to help others.

Target Audience

Managers, leaders and everyone who is interested in the influence of mindset on happiness, resilience and success at work. And wants to get insights and tips for developing the right mindset.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Pen and paper, a good mood and an open mind

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Tathagat Varma
    By Tathagat Varma  ~  8 months ago
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    Thanks for your proposal Maartje and Fennande. We have had several keynotes on growth mindset in the past. So, the audience is quite familiar with the basic ideas behind Carol Dweck's work. With that background, how would you like to modify / extend your topic to bring a new level of thinking and/or learning to the participants?

    • Maartje Wolff
      By Maartje Wolff  ~  8 months ago
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      In this workshop we will link the basic ideas of Carol Dweck to Happiness at Work. How making mistakes and a growth mindset contributes to more happiness at work (and the other way around). So this workshop will provide a new perspective (the perspective of work happiness) on the theory of Dweck. Besides that we will add a simple 3 step model for changing behaviour. So participants will leave this workshop with a concrete action point to change a certain habit/behaviour for more happiness at work. 


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