The ability to quickly adapt to new situations increases your capacity to learn and manage your stress. Cognitive flexibility is a skill that enables you to manage ever-evolving challenges, which in turn results in improved persistence and tech resilience.

In this module, you'll learn about the importance of cognitive flexibility in tech resilience, which is the ability to recover quickly from challenges in the tech environment. You'll learn about the benefits of stepping back and expanding your outlook and using feedback effectively. Finally, you'll learn how to reorient and persist in challenging situations.

Scenario: Participating in a training workshop

Imagine you're participating in a training workshop for people interested in learning new computer skills or improving their existing technical knowledge to help them in their careers. The group consists of individuals from different age groups and backgrounds, and varying experience levels.

You know that people working in tech need to be quick to adapt to various situations and be ready to troubleshoot problems as they arise. Some people have more experience and knowledge but might underestimate their own capabilities and potential. Others are more open to the idea of facing challenges and learning on the job. You realize you need to orient your thinking to increase your cognitive flexibility. You also want to help your peers do the same so that you're better equipped to adapt to changes and issues as they arise.

What will you learn?

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Recognizing the importance of cognitive flexibility in tech resilience.

  • Use cognitive flexibility to expand your outlook.

  • Grow your cognitive flexibility.

  • Apply cognitive flexibility to pivot and persist in challenging situations.

What is the main goal?

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to recognize the importance of cognitive flexibility in adapting and improving tech resilience. By improving cognitive flexibility, you can enhance the chances of succeeding in a tech environment.


To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have an open mind and a willingness to learn about the expectations and responsibilities of mentorship in a technology workspace.