At the heart of a shifting journey, there is ‘learnability’. Learning agility? Learning capability? What the heck is that?
“Learning agility is a mind-set and corresponding collection of practices that allow leaders to continually develop, grow and utilize new strategies that will equip them for the increasingly complex problems they face in their organizations.” — J.P. Flaum and Becky Winkler in Harvard Business Review
Mindset and practices. Adding to that behaviour set and a personalized toolset.
How can someone measure learnability?
According to Manpower, this should be easy peasy to do so with a Learnability Quotient (LQ).
“Can you measure learnability?
The Manpower Group has developed a web-based visual assessment to individual each individual’s Learnability Quotient (LQ). Results are expressed via three dimensions:
- Adventurous – the intrinsic desire to explore
- Intellectual – the motivation to learn
- Unconventional – questions the status quo.
The score indicates an employee’s agility and level of motivation for self-development which also allows an organization to make decisions around development.” – in the Modern Workplace Learning in 2018, an ebook by Jane Hart
Do you balance street-smarts with book-learning? Do you forge your path and are unafraid of the unknown? It looks like I did when I did this self-assessment.
My ‘learner’ strength also went on my top 10 theme strengths when I did the Clifton StrengthsFinder self-assessment in 2019. And when I got coaching sessions with my coach, Lotte Koënig, I also realized how I got strategic thinking like one of my bigger strengths for work.
Self-assessments are useful to get to know me better, and somehow having data and patterns on why and how I am/become what I am inside and outside the workplace.
What are the science and the approaches behind the curtail of those self-assessment tools, though? I wondered when I did these self-assessments tests.
What matters to me is to share how I am and become a modern professional learner and learning catalyst.
I have review myself and 2019 to recalibrate by the end of 2019 and in early 2020 through this blog post and a series of questions I answer to focus and move forward.