As UX Indonesians prepare to embark on their corporate outing this weekend, as a Director, I was thinking about the most important outcome from this experience: A Cultivation of Growth Mindset.
I stumbled upon the article of Carol Dweck that outlines the idea distortion of Growth Mindset. It is a good piece that inspires me to set the outcome of the corporate outing and outline an important mindset for UX Indonesians.
The verbatim corporate note to my team distributed this morning is as follows (I apologize for the mix of Bahasa Indonesia and English):
@channel Outcome Outing
- Tiap Tim masih membuat Video Tim terkait misi dan visi UX Indonesia menggunakan prinsip Growth Mindset untuk dipresentasikan kepada Ibu Eunice Sari secara langsung pada hari Senin. Mohon diselesaikan pada waktu Outing.
- Juga untuk dipresentasikan kepada Ibu Eunice Sari secara langsung pada hari Senin, tiap orang membuat video terkait Growth Mindset yang menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan sbb:
a) Apa arti Growth Mindset bagi saya pribadi di UX Indonesia? Berikan minimal 3 contoh konkrit.
b) Mengapa Growth Mindset penting bagi saya pribadi dalam melakukan pekerjaan saya di UX Indonesia? Berikan minimal 3 contoh konkrit.
c) Bagaimana saya pribadi bisa terus berkembang dengan Growth Mindset di UX Indonesia? Berikan minimal 3 contoh konkrit hal yang akan dilakukan dalam 3 bulan ke depan.
Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset.
Everyone is actually a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets, and that mixture continually evolves with experience.
A “pure” growth mindset doesn’t exist, which we have to acknowledge in order to attain the benefits we seek.
Unproductive effort is never a good thing.
It’s critical to reward not just effort but learning and progress, and to emphasize the processes that yield these things, such as seeking help from others, trying new strategies, and capitalizing on setbacks to move forward effectively.
In all of our research, the outcome — the bottom line — follows from deeply engaging in these processes.
[UX Indonesia] embodies a growth mindset and encourages appropriate risk-taking, knowing that some risks won’t work out.
[UX Indonesia] rewards employees for important and useful lessons learned, even if a project does not meet its original goals.
[UX Indonesia] supports collaboration across organizational boundaries rather than competition among employees or units.
[UX Indonesia] is committed to the growth of every member, not just in words but in deeds, such as broadly available development and advancement opportunities.
[UX Indonesia] continually reinforces growth mindset values with concrete policies.
To remain in a growth zone, we must identify and work with these triggers.
[We all] have benefited from learning to recognize when [our] fixed-mindset “persona” shows up and what it says to make [us] feel threatened or defensive.
Most importantly, over time [we] have learned to talk back to it, persuading it to collaborate with [us] as we pursue challenging goals.
The verbatim quotes are taken from https://hbr.org/2016/01/what-having-a-growth-mindset-actually-means