Who are agile learners?
These are some common characteristics for an agile learner:
Is learning agility learnable?
In my point of view, learning agility in organizations should start from top to bottom. Leaders should set good examples for their subordinates. A leader should learn how to get to root causes (one of the characteristics of learning agility), and make his/her staff do the same when facing problems at work. A leader should learn to be comfortable with differences of opinion (another characteristic of learning agility) and not impose his/her own opinion on the staff. An agile leader will enjoy helping others succeed, so the staff should do this as well rather than keeping their knowledge to themselves with the fear that others might get better than them.
Following that, incentives (not just a pay raise) should be used. They should create a community of practice within the organization that involves lots of sharing and effective conversations. Lastly, patience and persistence are the key words as this takes time.
With this, I share this great read from Harvard Business Review to end my thought sharing.