Adapting to Online Qual Can Bring Out Your Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset or Fixed Mindset?

In this covid-19 world, the business of research has one choice right now… Adapt. Bring on the Growth Mindset!

This does not mean settling. It just means thinking differently about how you execute your work. Think about moving to Online Qual and how to make that as tight and streamlined as possible. And, frankly, how to do it better than others do.

To adapt, you need a growth mindset. Fortunately, you can re-train your brain.     

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  • A fixed mindset says that we are born with or without abilities and character, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Success proves that we’re smart, or talented. Failure reveals that we’re losers—so we avoid challenges and mistakes.
  • A growth mindset, on the other hand, sees challenges and even failures as opportunities to learn, to stretch; to work harder and get better. This makes you resilient.

So, in a challenging time like now, how does the notion of ‘resilience’ factor in?

When faced with adversity, do you succumb to it or conquer it? Research on children showed that “the resilient children saw themselves as the orchestrators of their own fates.” In short, their mindset centers around 2 key realities: “Bad events aren’t my fault” and “I am in control of how I respond.”

Where do you start?

      1. Make a plan around where you need to focus.
      2. Ask peers for input or assistance. 
      3. Find a reliable partner to help you put the pieces together. (We can fill that role.)

The best news yet: Resilience can be taught. Even as adults, we can learn to be resilient. No better time than the present.

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck spent decades researching two mindsets: “fixed,” or the assumption that character, intelligence, and abilities are static givens; and “growth,” or the belief that character and abilities can change and improve with effort. Dweck discovered that these two mindsets have profound impact on education, work, and relationships.

For more information about online qual and being successful with it, read from a moderator’s Point of View ➡︎

How do these mindsets impact a business? Stay tuned for part 2. If you can’t wait – take a look at these articles:

https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-companies-can-profit-from-a-growth-mindset and https://hbr.org/2016/01/what-having-a-growth-mindset-actually-means for how these mindsets can impact a business.