Open mindedness makes you more likeable. Why? Open-minded people are more approachable and interesting to others. No one wants to have a conversation with someone who has already formed an opinion and is unwilling to listen to anyone else point of view.
Having an open mind is also crucial in the workplace. Being approachable approachable means easier access help and support. People are also more likely to value your ideas and suggestions.
To eliminate your own preconceived notions and judgment, you need to practice seeing the world through other people’s eyes. This doesn’t mean that you have to believe what they believe or agree with everything they say. It simply means that you quit passing judgment long enough to truly understand where they are coming from.