I came across a short clip of Simon Sinek talking about how curiosity is not only a source of innovation but the ability to collaborate with others unlike you.
Simon talks about how "organisations who think they are experts actually produce systemic stupidity because they loose their sense of curiosity. They think they have nothing to learn and can only see one thing, becoming dogged on that being the answer".
I've read Simon's book 'Start With Why' and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to improve their organisation's culture and ability to problem solve.
Each of us has blind spots. We can only see things from our own perspective. But when we come together with a common cause or shared vision, our view broadens and we can see things that we never could’ve seen on our own. That’s why the best companies are diverse: they have diverse thinking.
Diversity is about perspective. It starts with curiosity.