What is 'Flexibility skill'?

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  • Introduction
  • Definition of 'flexibility skills.
  • The problems that will arise, due to a lack of flexibility skills.
  • The best tips for improving a flexible mind.
  • The benefits of flexibility skills.
  • Conclusion

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Word 'Flexibility' reminds us of body stretching. Right? But in today's article, physical flexibility is not our topic. Our topic for today.

Flexibility of Mind

Yes, you read it right. Most people think flexibility means yoga or physical exercise instead of a flexible brain. We don't care about mental health very much. Why do we ignore our mental health? Even knowing what we are in the exact mirror of what we think.

Imagine, if we can cultivate a proper flexible mindset, how could our life be? Yes!!! Our life will be more resilient, creative, and fulfilled. 

Sounds exciting?

So, we have to know the exact meaning of flexibility skills.

Here is,

Flexibility skills

Flexibility is the ability to switch thoughts between two different concepts, meaning to think about multiple concepts simultaneously.

According to Wikipedia

‘Flexibility’ is a personality trait that describes the extent to which someone can cope with changes in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in a novel in creative ways. 

Somehow you have noticed, some students are very confused about tasks and when given them two or more tasks simultaneously their mind can stack. How to start. Where to go, how to manage situations, and how to respond. And finally, they might give up too. This is a common thing that happens to many students. 

This is not a single problem that arises due to lack of flexibility, here are the several problems.

Problems that arise due to lack of flexibility

1. Fear to take the challenge

Whoever has no flexible mind, it's hard to face different situations at a time. They have less capacity for flexibility and skills for adopting new situations and challenges.

2. Unable to control situations

A flexible mindset can easily control the situation and adapt to whatever results from that situation. But those who have no flexibility skills, are unable to control situations.

3. Less creative

With a flexible mindset, students are able to see alternative solutions to any problem and think creatively which others don't see. But those who don't have a flexible mind don't think creatively.

4. Not a good problem solver

Rigid-minded students can not think creatively because they fear facing challenges and problems so they are unable to solve problems.

5. Easily give up

A flexible mind can find out the possibility of everything. That doesn't say to give up. Other hand, a rigid mind easily gives up the task.

6. Fear to make decisions

This is common for everyone who faces a sudden change in their surroundings, they have to decide whether they accept that situation or not. In this case, a rigid-minded student faces a problem, he can not easily tolerate the changeable situation and is unable to make appropriate decisions.

7. Unable to Adopt multi-skills

Flexibility skill is more essential for this technology era. Being a part of this changeable world, every human should adopt this skill. But it's hard for a rigid-minded student. They can not simply adopt multiple skills at a time. 

Hope you realize the problem that happens if someone doesn't improve flexibility skills. 

So now I am going to show you some basic tips that help you to become flexible.

Are you curious to know about that! Let’s go!

Best tips for improving mind flexibility

1. Be Open-minded

Keep your mind open. Think openly. It can help you to accept all perspectives,  understand others’ problems, beliefs, and feelings.

2. Always curious about learning

Learning is the key to success. Try to learn from your own experience. Always curious to learn something new. I don't tell you to read books only. You may read about people, society, and the surroundings too. This can help to develop a flexible mind.

3. Break rules

Yes, you read it right. Breaking rules is another and easiest way of improving a flexible mind. Change your schedule and make a new one, which can make you fresh and help you adapt to new situations.

4. Practice thinking creatively

Another way to build flexibility is to make an effort to think in unusual and creative ways. This type of lateral thinking will make your brain muscle flexible. 

5. Go from home to meet new kinds of people

Meeting people from different cultures and walks of life whose perspectives and viewpoints are likely to differ from your own. This activity can help you to be less rigid in your way of thinking and accept that there may be more than one “right” way of looking at things.

Hope that these basic tips will surely help you to become flexible at the cognitive level.

Now we will know the tremendous output of flexibility skills ’ and perhaps you have realized how flexible skills matter a lot for you. 

Benefits of having a flexible mind

1. Become a problem solver

A flexible mind can see alternative ways of any situation. Similarly, students who have a flexible mind are adaptable and more adjustable. They’re better eligible to face challenges. So if you can improve your flexible mindset, you can easily become a problem solver.

2. Become an adjustable person

We know very well, life is not in our control. It does not always suit our mood. Here a flexible mind capable of smoothly handling whatever life is given to them. And also you become an adjustable person if you can improve your flexibility skills.

3. Flexible thinker

A flexible mind can find out the possibility of everything. That doesn't say to give up. Flexible thinkers modify themselves in any direction. If you can develop flexibility,  you can take any responsibility in the workplace and perform effectively to achieve your goals.

4. Improve creativity

A student with a flexible mind always trying to cope with a changeable environment. He thinks creativity can overcome and handle the situation smoothly and differently. As per that also you can improve your creativity by cultivating flexibility skills.

5. Improve decision making

If you have a flexible mindset you can easily adapt to change in a positive way, and make appropriate decisions to cope with problems.

6. Adopt Multi-Skills

A flexible mind can nurture several 21st-century skills which are highly needed for personal growth as well as professional growth. They can easily build both the soft and hard skills which are highly recommended for future jobs. If you can build a flexible skill, you can easily incorporate any hard skills you wish.

Lastly but not at least, we can say

Hope you have a better understanding of what exactly flexibility skill is. This article was just for a basic understanding. Now for a better understanding of how this skill matters a lot for you, you should visit our next articles. There you can now realize the essence of this skill-set and also come to know how to build this skill-set in the most possible way. So stay tuned with Chatshala. Wish you a Good Time!

 

 

21ST CENTURY SOFT SKILLS

In this 21st century, developing and enhancing human skills and capabilities through education, learning and meaningful work are key drivers of economic success, of individual well-being and societal cohesion. The global shift to a future of work is defined by an ever-expanding cohort of new technologies, by new sectors and markets, by global economic systems that are more interconnected than in any other point in history, and by information that travels fast and spreads wide. Yet the past decade of technological advancement has also brought about the looming possibility of mass job displacement, untenable skills shortages and a competing claim to the unique nature of human intelligence now challenged by artificial intelligence. This revolution is known as the ‘Fourth Industrial revolution’.  So we can predict that the coming decade will require a ‘purposeful leadership’ to arrive at a future of work that fulfils human potential and creates broadly shared prosperity. That is why OECD Education directorate explains the need of these 21st century skills as-

 

Today, because of rapid economic and social change, schools have to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented, and problems that we don't yet know will arise.” 

With the onset of the 21st century, the entire world has witnessed an era of intense transformation in all areas, whether it is education, global trade and economy, technology or society. Recently, the covid-19 pandemic is also throwing up challenges for an individual to cope with its impacts. Naturally, for such times, a different skill set is required that would enable an individual to cope-up and succeed in facing the challenges in real-life, leading to his holistic progress. These skills are addressed as 21st Century Skills. 

21st century soft skills can be broadly classified into three main categories - 

  • Learning Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Life Skills

Learning skills are the skills required for the acquisition of new knowledge. These are ‘Critical Thinking’, ‘Creative Thinking’, ‘Collaboration’ and ‘Communication’ skills. 

Literacy skills are the skills that help in creating and gaining new knowledge and abilities through reading, media and digital resources. These are ‘Information Literacy’, ‘Media Literacy’, ‘Technology Literacy’ and ‘Financial Literacy’.

Life skills are the skills required for successfully leading everyday life in this century. These are  ‘Flexibility’, ‘Leadership’, ‘Initiative’, ‘Productivity’ and ‘Social skills’. 

  • Critical Thinking: It is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
  • Creative Thinking: It is a skill that lets you consider things from a fresh perspective and different angles. It's an inventive thought process that results in surprising conclusions and new ways of doing things. Or we can say that it is a way to develop novel or unorthodox solutions that do not depend wholly on past or current solutions.
  • Collaboration: It is all about working together, towards a common goal.
  • Communication: It is the act of thinking about what we wish to say before uttering words, of organizing the thoughts we wish others to hear and discuss so they will result in appropriate action.
  • Information Literacy: It is that skillset which equips them with the critical skills necessary to become lifelong learners. 
  • Media Literacy: It is our awareness regarding our mediated environment or consumption of mass communication. It is our ability to responsibly comprehend, access, and use mass communication in our personal and professional lives.
  • Technology Literacy: It is the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology. 
  • Finance Literacy: It is the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. 
  • Flexibility Skill: It is a personality trait that describes the extent to which someone can cope with changes in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in a novel in creative ways. 
  • Leadership Skill: Leadership is an influence of personal Power that creates progressively advancing communities towards the common purpose.
  • Initiative Skill: It is the ability to do work without being told what to do.
  • Productivity Skill: It is the ability to work efficiently in a specific period of time and produce a better output as compared to your input. 
  • Social Skills: These are the skills we use every day to interact and communicate with others.

So it is highly recommended for both our current and new generations to become efficient in 21st century soft skills. But Gen Z and ɑ are not aware of this. So We as ‘Chatshala’ are here to enable your cerebral capacities and rejuvenate your potential to explore more to face the challenges of this century by making your ‘passion to profession’ journey more adventurous and joyful. We wish you all the very best!

LEARNING SKILLS: 

LITERACY SKILLS

LIFE SKILLS: 

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