How to become more adaptable and flexible to change
Increasing our cognitive flexibility helps us to deal with the changing demands we all face at work and home
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 threw at us, this skill has turned out to be more critical than anyone could have predicted!
Now, as things start to open up again, we are all finding that we need to change how we do things.
Not everything will go back to the way it was, and this isn’t easy for everyone.
Increasing our 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?
Because 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.
And we want to encourage people to take up new learning goals and provide them with meaningful support along the way.
Using learning strategy modules to improve skills and become more adaptable
All of our learning strategy modules at Cognassist aim to provide people with skills that go beyond their formal learning. For people on anything from a four-year apprenticeship to a three-month adult learning course.
And each of our strategies provides clear and easy to follow advice, suited to a range of neurodiverse learning preferences.
This Managing Change series helps you to see some of the benefits of building better coping strategies.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a young learner looking to improve your skills or someone with years of experience, our brains never stop processing new information.
We all need to take a proactive approach to improve our learning and understand our ways of thinking.
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.
So that when we find ourselves in new and uncertain situations, we have the skills to help us, and those around us, navigate these situations. It really makes all the difference.
But everyone has different ways of coping.
So our strategies offer lots of different ideas that you can try out 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.
Take a look at the latest strategy module in the series below:
If you missed it, you can also access the first strategy module below:
We hope this series helps you to adapt to your changing circumstances and become a more flexible team player.
All the best,
The Cognassist team!
PS – you’re nearly there, read the last strategy in our managing change series on How change can impact your work environment.
Science Communications Manager