The Adaptive Mindset That Businesses Need Today is Embodied in Jazz (2016)

Article by Katherine Shao for Oxygen Learning

In the business world, while we hear a lot about change, we also know that being “ready for change” is a constant struggle. To elaborate on this, let’s talk for a moment about jazz.

“You have to always have a sense of flexibility,” says Harris.

“To improvise means that you are always ready for change, but at the same time you know the rules. To get yourself ready for that kind of flexibility – where you’ve put the time into your instrument, so that when the moment comes, you’ll be able to call on what you’ve learned, and know how to push the rules – requires practice.”

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