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PAI (Personal Adaptability Inventory)

Our practical framework for building resilience during disruption

Our research-based psychometric and development method provides a structured way to build resilient, adaptable leaders and teams who can survive and even thrive during disruption

Enabling them to adapt to the sheer pace and scale of change right now

Virtual Change Management Certification

Part of what makes us resilient is probably innate.

But the most resilient individuals and teams are not the ones that don’t fail-but rather the ones that fail, learn and thrive because of it.

PAI (Personal Adaptability Inventory) is Changefirst’s proprietary psychometric method (with development profile and actions), for leaders and their teams to measure and develop their resilience levels.

PAI measures 7 Resilience characteristics:

  • Optimistic, a belief that change will have positive outcomes
  • Self assured, a belief in one’s own capabilities to benefit from change
  • Focused, an ability to prioritise goals to pursue in face of difficulties
  • Open to ideas, openness to alternative ideas and solutions

  • Seeks support, openness to the involvement and support of others
  • Structured, an ability to make and flex a plan for personal change
  • Proactive, readiness to step out into the relative ‘unknown’

Virtual Change Management Certification

PAI enables you to identify right characteristics to develop and boost Resilience and:

  • enables leaders and their teams to proactively assess their own behaviours in relation to the 7 Resilience characteristics
  • helps you recognise and understand the behaviours associated with over - use and under-use of the characteristics in specific situations
  • allows you to craft realistic personal development and action plans to build adaptability levels at individual, team or organisational levels
At a time when our organisations was experiencing high levels of external disruption - and a heavy level of internal change. We got very practical self-help guidance to people to help them boost their resilience. So they could meet the demands being placed on them. Line managers and their teams benefited immensely.

Head of OD

Financial Services

Here are 5 reasons why building effective resilience and adaptability - at individual, team and organisational levels - is a business priority for leaders:

  • Enables you to hire and select resilient people for key change roles
  • Ensures that leaders know how to model resilience and adaptability to their teams
  • The importance of building a culture to boost resilience with training, coaching and reinforcement
  • The need to actively manage the change load and deliver key transformation goals
  • Encouraging high levels of engagement – help people to step out and take intelligent risks


    If you think PAI could help your team organisation please get in touch. We can quickly discuss your team and organisational needs.

    And set you up with a trial of our Personal Adaptability Inventory.