Adaptability - Professional Workshop (Australian Time)
This class will take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
Today, businesses – and their people – have to learn continually: responding to change and innovation by staying agile. According to Accenture Digital, 93% of executives believe their industry will undergo major changes and disruptions in the next few years, yet only 20% felt fully prepared to adapt and respond.
In this two-hour session, we will:
• Discuss why we often fear change and how we can come to fear it less.
• Practise techniques for cultivating an open mind towards change and new strategies for implementing it.
• Learn imaginative techniques for developing new ideas, rather than relying on old paradigms.
• Learn methods for coping with uncertainty and setbacks and for embracing improvisation, uncertainty and growth.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Adaptive employees have overcome the fear of change and are generally optimistic about outcomes of organisational change. They feel comfortable in changing and unpredictable environments and actively contribute to the implementation of change.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees with a lack of adaptability instinctively show active or passive resistance to organisational change or feel paralysed and anxious when their working environment changes. Even in new teams they prefer sticking to old habits and consider organisational change more as a threat than an opportunity.
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." — Stephen Hawking
"I learned that adaptability is thriving in change- not coping with it"
"A useful toolkit to deal with personal challenges in adopting change and coping with it"
"It made me realise the importance of identifying 'real' problems and fake problems"
About Professional Workshops
Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.