How to Become More Adaptable and Flexible to Change

Posted on July 15th, 2020

being flexible at work

Back in 2016, the World Economic Forum predicted that cognitive flexibility would be in the top 10 skills in the workforce for 2020.

Given what 2020 has thrown at us, this has turned out to be more critical than anyone could have predicted!

As many of us return to work, we are all finding that we need to change how we work and this isn’t easy for everyone.

Increasing cognitive flexibility helps us to deal with the changing demands we all face at work and at home.

Change is a learning curve, and the more skills we build to deal with change, the more we flatten this curve – see what we did there?

Change is unavoidable.

Accepting this change and adapting to it quickly gives us an edge and allows us to become a driver for change in the future.

We never stop learning, even throughout our later years. We want to encourage people to take up new learning goals and provide them with meaningful support along the way.

Using learning strategies

All of our learning strategies at Cognasisst aim to provide people with skills that go beyond their formal learning, whether they’re on a four year apprenticeship or a three month adult learning course.

Our strategy on how to become more adaptable and flexible to change is free to use for everyone because there are real benefits to building better coping strategies.

Each of our strategies provides clear and easy to follow advice, suited to a range of neurodiverse learning preferences.

If you missed it, our first free access strategy on How to Stay Focused and Motivated When Working Remotely is available here.

Improving learning skills

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young learner looking to improve your skills or someone with over 20 years’ experience in your field, our brains never stop processing new information.

We all need to be taking a proactive approach to improve our learning and understand our ways of thinking.

Why? You may ask.

Because the human mind is the most complex structure in the known universe, more powerful than any supercomputer.

All of us at Cognassist know just how transformative it can be to understand how our brains work.

It helps us to become more aware of how we all experience the world and its challenges differently.

When we find ourselves in new and uncertain situations, having skills that help us navigate these situations can make all the difference to how we cope.

Obviously, everyone has different ways of coping.

So our strategies offer lots of different ideas that you can experiment with and see what works for you.

By implementing simple strategies, we can reduce stress, feel more confident and make the most of the continual changes to our working environment.

Discover our practical tips on how to become more adaptable and flexible to change and view the full module here.

We hope it helps you to adapt to your changing circumstances and become a more flexible team player.

If you’re struggling with difficult changes and want to know more about how understanding your brain can help you to cope with mental health problems. Then we encourage you to watch our on demand webinar: What’s on your mind? The impact of cognitive insight on mental health.

All the best, the Cognassist team

Posted on July 15th, 2020
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