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Adaptability Crisis Impacts 3 out of 4 Workers, AQ Now #1 In-Demand Skill


Success Performance Solutions (SPS) has been a familiar name in the employee testing industry for nearly 25 years. With a just-announced new strategic partnership, it’s destined to stay that way for years to come.  

SPS will become adaptability quotient (AQ) headquarters today with the addition of the revolutionary AQai assessment to its assessment portfolio. In partnership with Adaptai, SPS is now poised to guide individuals, teams, and companies through what many consider the fastest and most uncertain period of change the world has ever known.

Even before the pandemic uprooted the lives of millions of people, business leaders realized that the new competitive advantage in the workplace would be an organization’s ability to adapt to change. “The pandemic put every organization on the planet on red alert,” says Ira Wolfe, President and Chief Googlization Officer of Success Performance Solutions. “The future arrived abruptly and many people and businesses weren’t ready.”  According to the Global AQ 2019 Study, only 1 in 4 employees have high levels of adaptability. “It’s a skill gap worse than digital literacy!”

Wolfe is the author of the best selling book Recuiting in the Age of Googlization: When the SHIFT Hits Your Plan. Wolfe is quick to point out that the first half of the book has nothing to do with recruiting but with what he forecast the world might look like in 2025-2030. “Much of what I described in the book is now the world we live in today, 5 to 10 years early!”

The AQai test is more than just an assessment. It will not only measure the change-readiness index for a team or business, but help shape and guide the best change management approach.

“To successfully navigate the exponential shift to the new normal, each of us must adapt at the speed of change,” says Wolfe. “Fortunately some of us are hard-wired for this, but others not so much.”

In the research and development of AQai, it was found that only 1 in 4 employees have high levels of adaptability. 

In addition to evaluating a company’s change readiness index, the AQai Reskill Index indicates how able the average employee is to learn new skills, processes, or adopt new technologies. The insights employers gain about their employees, and employees gain about themselves, help create a work environment that is not just responding to change, but one in which everyone thrives in it.

Adaptai, the group that SPS has partnered with to offer the AQai assessment, identified seventeen dimensions that drive adaptability. Based on these dimensions, Adaptai developed the ACE model: Ability, Character, and Environment. 

Individuals receive the AQme Insights report that includes the AQ results and offers personalized resources to boost their adaptability quotient. This growth not only improves the skill of employees in areas such as grit, resilience, mental flexibility, and unlearning but helps the company ensure its competitiveness.

Teams receive a copy of AQteam Insights, a report which encourages a shared language essential for leading at the pace of change. 

“Every business and human being is standing in deep SHIFT right now. Going back to normal is not an option. That leaves two choices: Adapt fast or resign yourself to the future,” concludes Wolfe. 

To help employees, teams, and companies discover and boost their AQ, Success Performance Solutions is participating in the first of its kind AQai Online Masterclass. This opportunity is ideal for individuals, teams (5 or more), and companies who are ready to get a jumpstart on 2021.  Whether your roadblock to a productive and profitable future is shifting old methods to the new normal, reinvigorating a flatlining team, or figuring out personal next steps, this masterclass is the right tool at the just the right time.

The AQai Masterclass with SPS includes a pre- and post-class AQai test, three 2-hour masterclasses with AQ experts, and a 1:1 meeting with an SPS- AQ certified specialist. 

This masterclass starts on November 4th. The SPS cohort is limited to 50 people and according to Wolfe, “half the seats sold out in the 1st week.”

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About Success Performance Solutions

Success Performance Solutions (SPS), under the leadership of Ira S Wolfe, is a familiar and respected name in the employee and leadership assessment industry for nearly 25 years. Partnering with the most credentialed and innovative test publishers, Success Performance Solutions can assess job roles from the front line to the C-Suite in over a dozen industries. Its portfolio of assessments includes the ever-popular DISC, administrative skills tests for typing, data entry, and Office 365, leadership and professional competencies, personality and integrity tests, cognitive ability tests, AQai (adaptability quotient), Creatrix (innovation capacity), Curiosity Code Index, and Emotional Intelligence Profile. SPS also recently launched a 2600 online learning library with 2600+ video courses for business and software skills. You can learn more or schedule a demo at

About Ira S Wolfe

Ira S Wolfe is a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body” and the world’s first Chief Googlization Officer. He’s recognized as one of the top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Future of Work, HR and Leadership by Thinkers 360.  He is president of Poised for the Future Company and founder of Success Performance Solutions. Ira has presented on the prestigious red carpet of TEDx, stage of DisruptHR, and is the author of several books including Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, selected by Book Authority as one of the all-time best HR and Recruiting books. He hosts The Geeks Geezers and Googlization Show, leads Googlization Nation, and is on a mission to unlock the secrets of human adaptability, ensuring no one is left behind in the fastest period of change in history. He recently joined an elite group of global business consultants when he achieved AQ Certified Practitioner status.