Empathy

Empathy

How do I understand what people need and find new opportunities?

Empathy is when professionals develop a deep emotional understanding of people’s needs to inspire and unlock the capacity for creativity and innovation. The Global Empathy Index 2015 found that in one year, the 10 most empathetic companies increased in value more than twice as much and generated 50% more earnings than the bottom 10.

Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking

How do I find new problems and all the possible solutions?

Divergent thinking is essential to innovation. Leading companies like Google identify divergent thinking as the ability to both understand problems from many possible perspectives and the capacity to generate diverse potential solutions. See Google’s new Verily Project for examples of the power of divergent thinking.

Entrepreneurial Outlook

Entrepreneurial Outlook

How do I bring value to a new business or job?

Entrepreneurial Outlook is not about getting a job; it is about creating one. Companies like Amazon, Netflix and Nike require their employees to be entrepreneurial. Professionals in any field must create value. As the founder of LinkedIn says, they must have the “Start-up of You” mindset.

At Becker, preparing students appropriately for the future of work means cultivating adaptive learners with Agile Mindsets who can leverage the uniquely human skills of empathy, divergent thinking, an entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence to adapt and thrive in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. The Agile Mindset is the academic foundation that equips students to navigate change and create new value in the hyper-connected, automated world of the 21st century.

While we believe that the Agile Mindset is the academic model to future-proof students, we also integrate the Agile Mindset outside of the classroom. By infusing the Agile Mindset into the fabric of our institutional culture, we engage and empower each and every member of the Becker community and thus create a compelling advantage that cannot be replicated in higher education.

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