“The world is moving really fast. We all have to move and adapt more quickly than we’ve done in the past. … Sometimes that means pausing and asking, ‘Are we even asking the right questions?’”
– Heather McGowan
In this episode of OneTAKE Live, join host Ian Barkin as he discusses the collaborative future of work and learning with Heather McGowan, professor, Forbes contributor and author of The Adaptation Advantage.
What’s the difference between flexibility and adaptiveness? For one thing, flexibility isn’t going to cut it in the future of work. Truly nimble organizations adapt quickly and learn from their mistakes. So what’s the secret to developing a culture of adaptiveness in an organization?
To Heather McGowan, true organizational adaptiveness is about developing what she calls an “agile learning mindset” and learning from mistakes. “We’ve developed this whole system that is designed to help you avoid failure when failure is the beginning of learning,” Heather says. “The future of work, I think, is just a series of learning tours.”
An adaptability expert, Heather works with leaders in business and education to help improve agility and embrace change. Her book, The Adaptation Advantage, explains what it means to create a culture of adaptability and how adopting an agile learning mindset can transform companies.
You can learn more about Heather by visiting her YouTube channel, which includes speaking highlights, or by reading her articles on Forbes.
Join us to learn more about the transformative power of organizational adaptiveness on OneTAKE Live!