Do you know what to do when you don’t know what to do? That’s exactly what Learning Agility teaches you….
July 16, 2021 | 1 min read
Do you know what to do when you don’t know what to do? That’s exactly what Learning Agility teaches you. A secret ingredient of professional learning and development, this Thrive Skill helps you learn from your experiences and apply those learnings to new situations.
As an agile learner, you develop a curious mindset that opens up a new world of ideas and innovation. You pursue new roles and responsibilities with passion, are open to upskilling and reskilling, and can make high-quality decisions on the spot. Go a hundred miles by staying agile.
Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.
Learning Agility is when you find yourself in an unfamiliar situation without knowing what to do, but then being able to figure it out. It is a set of complex skills that enable us to learn something new in one place and then apply what we learned elsewhere, in a completely different situation. Learning Agility is our ability to learn, adapt, unlearn, and relearn to keep up with constantly changing conditions.
Successful organizations need to have leaders who possess Learning Agility because it’s a reliable indicator of a person’s leadership potential. A leader with high Learning Agility will be able to adapt to dynamic environments, be resilient in the face of adversity and will be open to thinking innovatively. Strong Learning Agility skills also make a person wiser since they are constantly learning from past experiences and are aware of how to use those experiences in the current situation that they are faced with.
Learning Agility skills can be taught and learned at any stage in life. However, one needs to constantly practice this skill to make it stronger and more effective. Being able to call yourself an agile learner isn’t about what you have accomplished previously, it’s about the potential you have to accomplish future tasks.
Strong Learning Agility in the workplace helps an individual manage crises and disruptions with ease and calm. This is because of the knowledge that they draw from past experiences. Learning Agility skills also ensure greater problem solving and better implementation of practical solutions.
Harappa programs that focus on Learning Agility as a Thrive Skill are the Powerful Presence Program and Young Talent Bootcamp.
Other Thrive Skills under SOLVE are Logical Reasoning, Execution Excellence, Digital Proficiency, Creative Solutioning, Consistent Productivity, Service Orientation and Practical Cleverness.