Antifragility is about going beyond mere resilience or robustness.
The term was coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2010 book “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”, but it’s only now that the idea is gaining traction. People are tired of being resilient – getting knocked down, and getting back up again, and would rather learn how to be antifragile – gaining from disorder, growing stronger during tough times and thriving in chaos and uncertainty. Here is a summary of the key concepts and practical applications of antifragility for the workplace.
Fragile: Objects or systems that are easily broken or disrupted by stressors, shocks, or volatility
Robust: Objects or systems that can withstand stressors, shocks, or volatility without significant damage.
Antifragile: Objects or systems that not only withstand stressors, shocks, or volatility but also thrive, adapt, and improve from them.
In the context of the workplace, an antifragile team or organization is one that can adapt and grow stronger in the face of challenges, uncertainty, and change.