– National Institutes for Health, 2015
In today’s rapidly changing world, the need to be future-proof is more important than ever and every company and person must adapt to survive. A 2020 World Economic Forum report and research by McKinsey and Company predict that due to the acceleration of automation brought on by the pandemic:
The pressure for people to upskill & reskill to retain their value or find new employment is a global and industry wide problem and opportunity. However, even for those with secure employment, the massive disruptions of recent years has contributed to a modern landscape in which depression & anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity every year, according to the World Health Organization.
Against this backdrop, ‘Adaptability’ and its dimensions such as ‘Resilience’ have become the most in-demand and valuable skills needed in the modern workplace, even outranking technology skills and emotional intelligence, according to the 2021 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report.
The stakes are high — failure to adapt costs money, impacts performance, fuels mental health problems, can lead to job loss, and kills companies.
The days of hiring for past job experience and current skills are quickly fading. The most crucial employee attributes that will impact your company’s future do not show up on a resume. Do you know what to look for and how to accurately assess for it?
Who adapts and why? How and to what degree does someone adapt? When does someone adapt and how quickly? These questions can be answered by measuring Adaptability Quotient (AQ) with AQai, an intelligent algorithm platform that measures, understands and improves an individual’s or team’s AQ. This scientifically valid tool measures the 17 dimensions of adaptability, including grit, mental flexibility, motivation style, thinking style, and emotional range, within the categories of ability, character, and environment.
AQ measures the abilities, characteristics, and environmental factors that impact the successful behaviors and actions of people and organizations to effectively respond to uncertainty, new information, or changed circumstances. The higher the AQ, the more likely the individual will be able to recover from setbacks, find alternative solutions to problems, and embrace change.
In short, measuring AQ provides clarity on who, how, when, and why people adapt, with a range of implications for hiring, training, retention, business outcomes, and beyond such as:
Future-proofing your workforce does not end with understanding who is adaptable and why. The crucial next step is to develop your team through effective and scalable adaptability coaching and training that moves beyond traditional learning methods to meet learners where they are through an AI-powered, cutting edge platform experience that is personalized, responsive, available 24/7, and proven to increase AQ.
Through our partnership with AQai technology, HigherEchelon offers teams a cutting edge learning experience that includes:
This platform is relevant for employees ranging from those who have just started working at a new company to those who have been working in their current job for 40 years. It also shows employers the specific AQ profiles and scores across their team, and supports transformations for learning and development whether it’s to upskill or reskill.
Don’t wait any longer to optimize your team for the future. HigherEchelon is a trusted partner who will guide you and your team toward a resilient and adaptable future through expertise that helps organizations win in the complex modern business environment. Our team has extensive experience providing resilience and adaptability training and education and holds graduate degrees (i.e., Ph.D., M.A., M.S.) in Sport and Performance Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. We have worked with C-Level executives, senior government/military professionals, surgeons, professional sports teams, government civilians, and business professionals to unlock potential, productivity, and overall work performance for the entire organization.
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