Adaptability shows the ability to learn from experience, and improves the fitness of the learner as a competitor.
It is is a feature of a system or of a process.
With respect to business and manufacturing systems and processes adaptability has come to be seen increasingly as an important factor for their efficiency and economic success. In contrast, adaptability and efficiency are held to be in opposition to each other in biological and ecological systems, requiring a trade-off, since both are important factors in the success of such systems.
To determine the adaptability of a process or a system, it should be validated concerning some criteria.