How adaptable are you in the face of change, find out?

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Your workforce’s ability to adapt and thrive in the face of change has become one of the defining factors for business success in the modern world. This ability has been dubbed the Adaptability Quotient (AQ), encompassing a range of proficiencies, like flexibility, resilience, curiosity, and the capacity to learn new skills quickly.

Rapid technological change means employees must keep learning and re-skilling to the point where their ability to adapt — their AQ — is becoming the X-factor for career success. So, understanding your adaptability in the workplace and honing it accordingly could play a major role in your professional growth.
That’s why we’ve designed our Adaptability Self-Assessment, which allows you to reflect on your skills and adaptability to better understand yourself and your AQ.

By taking this self-assessment, you’ll:

  • Learn which of the four levels of adaptability you fall into
  • Discover the steps you can take to become more adaptable to change
  • Understand how adaptable your team is

Ready to take the first step to mastering your adaptability?

What is Adaptability Quotient?

AQ is viewed as one of four types of intelligence — just as IQ is a measure of intelligence, EQ is a measure of emotional intelligence, and SQ is social intelligence. 

It refers to an individual’s resilience, resourcefulness and ability to adjust in real-time. Just think about how much the workplace has changed since the invention of the internet and how workforces have had to adapt to rapid technological advances. And with the dawn of AI and its predicted impact on the future of work, adaptability is even more crucial. 

People with a high AQ succeed in dynamic and uncertain situations and have the capacity to learn and unlearn quickly, embracing change and disruption as opportunities for growth and innovation. This makes them more of an asset to their employers when businesses undergo restructuring. 

The ability to adapt is equally essential for businesses and employees who want to continue to succeed in their professional environments. Businesses that focus on ensuring adaptability within their workforce are more likely to stay abreast of technological, industrial, socio-political, and global changes. 

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People proficient in adaptability are 24% more likely to be employed.

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of HR managers value candidates who can “cope with change” above all else.


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What are the four levels of adaptability?

Unlike an IQ test’s ability to assess intelligence, there is no official metric for your adaptability — until now. We’ve designed an Adaptability Self-Assessment, which allows you to reflect on your skills and adaptability to better understand yourself and your AQ. 

By learning which of the four levels of adaptability you fall into, you’ll be able to determine how to cultivate your adaptability skills:

Those Who Adapt Succeed

Adaptable employees work to hone diverse skill sets, knowing that this will better prepare them to handle the unknown events of the future. 

In the dynamic world of business, an individual’s AQ is just as valuable — if not more so — than their IQ or EQ. Embracing change, fostering collaboration, and driving personal growth are intrinsically linked to AQ. In today’s business landscape, people who prioritise AQ will not only thrive but also lead the way in shaping a better future for their organisations.

But how adaptable are you?

A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.

– Hellen Keller

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