What I have learned from helping others understand their Adaptability: Environment
Within the AQai model of adaptability, Environment is a critical dimension reflecting the impact of company, team and the experience of individuals at work.
What I have learned from helping others understand their Adaptability: Character
Within the AQai adaptability framework there is a substantial domain called Character. You may be familiar with conventional psychometric tests: these rest upon the assumption that your psychological preferences are intrinsic and fixed for all time.
What I have learned from helping to develop the Adaptability of others.
The AQai framework has a key dimension of Ability. These are five different subdimensions where you can build your skills and equip yourself better to be adaptable. When I talk to people about changing their adaptability, by building their skills, it’s amazing how some very simple interventions can start to shift the dial. Resilience If […]
Understanding your Ability Environment: Work stress
The AQai model has three strands or domains.
Things you can learn to get better at; things that reflect your response to the challenges of adaptability; things that relate to the environment within which you operate
Understanding your Adaptability Character: Thinking Style
Within the AQAI framework one dimension is Character. Character is a way that you can understand how people are motivated best in the context of change. In this article we are going to look at what the Character of Thinking Style means and how it can affect your organisation.
Developing your Adaptability Ability: Unlearn
Within the AQai framework there is a dimension called Ability. Ability assesses the skills that you can develop to be more effective in your adaptability and one of those key skills is Unlearn. Unlearn may feel a very strange term. Let’s explain what Unlearn really means
Understanding Your Adaptability Environment: Work Environment
The AQai framework assesses how you experience key aspects of your Work Environment from an adaptability point of view. For an organisation to be adaptable, individuals within that organisation need to experience a high Work Environment score.
Understanding your Adaptability Character: Motivation Style
Within the AQai adaptability framework, a key dimension is Character. Character is your preference for a particular way of responding to the challenge of change. One of the things that AQai feels it’s important to measure is your Motivation Style. As with all the character traits, there’s no right answer or wrong answer. Motivation Style is measured across a spectrum where at one end you have those who prefer to ‘Play to Win’, and at the other end, a preference to ‘Play to Protect’
Developing your Adaptability Ability: Resilience
Within the AQai framework, one of the dimensions of adaptability is Ability. This represents the sub-dimension of adaptability skills that you can learn, develop and strengthen through explicit intervention. One of these things is resilience.
Understanding your Adaptability Environment: Team Support
The Adaptability Quotient (AQai) framework is seeking to help you to understand what influences your capacity to adapt and one of the key things is the environment in which you’re operating.
Understanding your Adaptability Character: Hope
The AQai assessment framework is the first time that I’ve seen people measure hope or hopefulness as a character trait, particularly in the context of how well you respond to the challenges of change.
Understanding your Adaptability Ability: Mindset
The work of people like Martin Seligman, one of the founders of positive psychology, recognizes the power of a positive approach to the way that you see the world. In the Adaptability Quotient, one of the abilities that you can develop and grow is the ability to have a mindset that is adaptable, a positive mindset.
Understanding your Adaptability Environment: Emotional Health
As far as the environmental profile is concerned in the AQai assessment, environment is all about the situation that you find yourself in and your ability to influence, adapt or renegotiate that environment. The emotional health score is characterised as how often do you feel sadness or stress.
Understanding your Adaptability Character: Extraversion
Within the adaptability framework there are five character traits that are important to understand in order to be as adaptable as possible, both as an individual, at a team level and at the organisation level.
Developing your Adaptability Ability: Mental Flexibility
Mental flexibility in the Adaptability Quotient framework promoted by AQai.io is a learnable skill. It’s something that you can develop and grow in over time. The simplest way of thinking about mental flexibility is that it’s your ability to hold apparently contradictory or paradoxical ideas in tension.
Understanding your Adaptability Environment: Company Support
Adaptability and the measures that the AQai adaptability assessment provides look at three dimensions: Ability, Character, and Environment. Within the Environment dimension, Company Support is a critical measure of the extent to which your employees feel the organisation values their contributions and cares about their well-being.
Understanding your Adaptability Character: Emotional Range
Your adaptability is often very context sensitive, understanding your own character preferences is incredibly important, so that you can make choices about how you respond to the changes that you come to
Developing your Adaptability Ability: Grit
‘Grit’ is a colloquial term we use to express persistence and the capacity to push through. In the context of the Adaptability Quotient, it has a much more specific meaning. Being adaptable is strongly correlated with your capability in Grit.
Can you measure Adaptability?
When I first looked at this, I was very sceptical. What does adaptability really mean? There are lots of responses to this rapidly changing world. One of the most common things that people are demanding of their teams and organisations is resilience.
Why does Adaptability Matter?
We are in a VUCA world : a world in which Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity dominate the environment in which we operate. This creates all sorts of challenges for individuals, teams and organisations. We are creatures of habit.