The Growth Mindset Platform

The Growth Mindset Platform

As we move into the New Year, organizations, leaders and individuals alike have the opportunity to create a new platform; a Growth Mindset Platform. A Growth Mindset Platform (GMP) is essential to innovation, synergy, engagement and transformation.

What is a Growth Mindset?

The concept of Growth Mindset is attributed to Carol Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. In her book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success, Dweck demonstrates the power of the growth mindset in success, innovation, and achievement.

According to Dweck, there are two types of mindsets; “fixed” and “growth” mindsets. People that have a fixed mindset believe in their qualities, situations, and outcomes are fixed. Those that developed a growth mindset believe these qualities, situations and outcomes can be transformed with hard work and dedication. This view, according to Dweck, creates a “love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” Those that have a growth mindset intrinsically strive to get better, learn more, develop new skills, and perform better than before. The translation to business equals resiliency, innovation, achievement and contribution connecting to the culture and ultimately, the customer, client or patient.

What are the Impacts of GMP?

There is much research in the past decades around the effects of how creating a growth mindset culture has on organizations. According to Dweck, growth mindset cultures have exceptional impacts, including:

  • Employees are 34% more likely to feel a sense of ownership and commitment to the future of their company

  • Employees state 65% agreement in that their company supports risk-taking

  • Employees had 47% higher trust in their company

  • Employees had 49% stronger agreement that their organizations foster innovation

NeuroLeadership Institute research found that other impacts on team members included positive attitudes, a perceived sense of empowerment, behavior change, and increased resilience.