Organizational Growth Mindset
By HEIDI GRANT HALVERSON, CHRISTINE COX & DAVID ROCK
Mindsets–ways of thinking about the goals we pursue in our professional and personal lives–determine how we interpret our successes and failures. They influence how we understand our own experiences in the workplace, and determine the nature of our emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and neural responses to those experiences. In this paper, we will describe how not only individuals, but whole organizations, can have fixed or growth mindsets–highlighting those research findings from more than 20 years of study that best capture the powerful impact of mindsets on performance, learning and engagement, self-regulation, neural processing, resilience, and leadership.