Modern organizations are faced with dynamic pressures such as changing technologies, global competition, and organizational restructuring. Such demands require workers to be adaptable and demonstrate the capacity to quickly learn. To address these issues, researchers and practitioners in industrial and organizational psychology and related fields have sought to define, measure, and build interventions around the psychological concepts of trainability and adaptability. Trainability can be generally defined as the capacity to learn and be trained, and adaptability can be thought of as an effective response or change to meet demands of the environment, an event, or a new situation. Both trainability and adaptability can be considered from two different perspectives. First, we can consider how trainability and adaptability can be behaviorally manifested and measured in terms ...

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