Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick: Learning Agility As A Stepping Stone for Business Agility

Typical workforce behaviors have been inherited and imitated through years of stagnant practices and countless interactions. It is imperative that organizations knows that its past practices will not foster future success. Organizations need to foster “learning agility” within individuals in order to foster large scale transformation that will allow them to flourish in an increasingly complex and ambiguous workforce.

One way to see learning agility is as the mindset and the subsequent practice of being able to quickly learn content or a particular skill, in order to develop and cultivate new strategies that will ultimately equip one to face complexity within and beyond an organization. Simply put, it is the ability to digest new information and quickly apply it to a rapidly changing environment.

As the world’s context shifts, organizations must evolve accordingly, or risk leaving themselves behind; implementing the agile framework, particularly the concept of learning agility, in any organizational setting will enable continuous innovation with high-quality, sustainable practices for the paradigm shifts occurring in organizations. I leave you with the words of the futurist Alvin Toffler, “the illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn”. Is your organization actively fostering learning agility?


Outline/Structure of the Lightning Talk

I. Introduction

II. What is learning agility

III. The effect of individual learning agility on business agility

Learning Outcome

Participants will get an introduction to the critical importance of fostering learning agility to successfully foster business agility within an organization

Target Audience

Consultants, Desicion-Makers in an organization

Prerequisites for Attendees


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