Adaptability Quotient

Curated Reads by the National Library, Singapore

“Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.” – A rhyme by Mother Goose

Adaptability quotient is an emerging buzzword, often cited as a critical attribute for the future of work so as to gain a competitive advantage over others. To be nimble, quick and responsive to marketplace dynamics requires us to learn faster than before and embrace an exponential rate of change. Cultivating a mindset and culture of adaptability are good first steps to exploring new growth areas as well as staying relevant as Singapore forges ahead towards the future economy.


Shift ahead: How the best companies stay relevant in a fast-changing world

To stay competitive, one must shift; to stay credible, one must focus. Featuring success stories from HBO, Adobe, BlackBerry, National Geographic, NYU, Microsoft, Kodak, and P&G, Shift Ahead offers a smart and calculated approach on knowing when to change course and how to pull it off.

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Think agile

Entrepreneurs need to master agility to keep up with today’s rapidly changing business environment. The ability to stay nimble and change strategies as well as to be open-minded are integral in helping one capitalise on economic and market changes. Think Agile is an indispensable guide to an undeniably essential new skill.Top of FormBottom of Form

All rights reserved, New York: American Management Association, 2015.

14 signs of an adaptable person

Whether as individuals, teams or organisations, being adaptable to stay relevant and avoid obsolescence cannot be understated in our ever-changing environment. What does an “adaptable person” look like? Read on to find out more about the 14 traits identified by the writer, who is an adaptability coach.

Source: Forbes, 3 September 2015.

The participation revolution: How to ride the waves of change in a terrifyingly turbulent world

When things start to fall apart, we can either see it as an end or a beginning. In this uplifting guide, author Neil Gibb claims that a new birth order is unfolding where active participants are now replacing passive consumers. Those who catch the swell early are the ones who will prosper – and those who do not will be left behind.

All rights reserved, Shropshire: Eye Books, 2018.