Adaptability: The next 21st Century Skill
Impact on Today
Adaptability is an essential skill in today’s society. Technology is rapidly changing; therefore, all individuals must develop the skills of flexibility and adaptability to adjust to this technological world. Eric Hoffer stated this best in the text 21st Century Skills by Trilling and Fadel: “in times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” If individuals are unable to adapt to their circumstances they will be left behind and lessen their chances of obtaining future jobs/career advancements (in response to quote above). “Adjusting and adapting strategies to accommodate new circumstances is an essential “flex-ability” that everyone must develop in fast-changing times.” There are new technological advancements coming out each day that equips us with faster and more up to date information and resources. In order to keep up with these advancements though we must be able to adapt to the fast pace environment.