The workforce landscape is always changing and evolving at a fast pace - don’t get left behind!
It doesn’t matter what industry you work in – change is inevitable. The world is a dynamic place and It’s up to YOU to take it in your stride. If you’re not careful, different changes can stack up and even leave you feeling swamped. Sometimes, you just have to be a little adaptable.
Adaptability is a skill that can be learned and practiced. In fact, it is one of the best skills you can have in your wheelhouse when you’re in the workplace. Learning to be adaptable is an investment in yourself that you’ll be glad you made.
Here’s what you need to do to make sure you don’t get left behind!
The more comfortably you can adapt to change, the better an employee you'll be. The better an employee you can be, the faster you’ll be able to advance in your career.
In an ever-changing world, there’s no time to become irrelevant. If you can’t do it, there might be someone else who can. Keep on your toes and stay up-to-date with company policies and skills that you might need.
By demonstrating adaptability in the workplace, you will have the ability to respond to changes that come your way, including anything that doesn’t go to plan. Adaptability also ties in well with other important and valuable skills, like your ability to be resourceful and demonstrate growth and openness.
Embracing a new task, rather than resisting it, increases your productivity level so you can move on quicker. Not to mention, resilience and adaptability will save you from feeling stressed out. All this shows your employer that you’re able to handle new changes and challenges and prove that YOU are a worthwhile investment.
You know what they say - make a little lemonade. When the workplace becomes challenging you want to be the person to make the best of tough situations. Take a little perspective and view work’s problems as challenges.
Learning by trying puts you ahead of the pack. Learn from trying. You’ll never know everything, but you can always learn more.
Have a bit of courage. Be willing to put that idea on the table.
Managing a team is not a ‘one size fits all’ scenario. Different team members will have different needs from their managers. Some will thrive on constructive feedback, while others might need a little more TLC. So to successfully manage a team of different personalities it could take a little modification to your management style. Demonstrate that rather than expecting your team to conform to you, you want to invest in your team. Not to mention, when others see you embracing change, it'll inspire them to do the same. If your team can roll with the punches, you won’t get knocked out of the fight.
If you’re reading this and thinking ‘I don’t like change’ or 'I like things how they are' don't worry, you’re not alone. No one likes changing your netflix password, but sometimes it has to be done. Try not to think of change as bad, but rather as an opportunity for growth. Remember, adaptability is a skill that can be developed.
2022 promises to be full of exciting and unexpected changes. While we settle into the new year, now’s the time to start thinking of embracing change and working on your professional development. Don’t know where to start? Weirdly have you covered.Take our ‘how adaptable are you’ quiz to find out where you sit.