Cluster 1 - Adaptability in the workplace

The Mind Matters Show - Flexible Thinking
Workplace Adaptability
Adaptability in the workplace is when an employee can be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changing work conditions. Staying calm means not folding under pressure when something changes, or a problem occurs. Developing a solution is being able to come up with a plan when there is a problem.
Currently, adaptability is one of the most sought for qualities among employees. The Internet age not only demands employees be open to new ideas and technological evolution, but also calls for them to be flexible enough to cope when things do not go according to plan. Your ability to demonstrate adaptability through your actions will gain you much favour with both supervisors and co-workers. Here are a few ways to help you demonstrate adaptability at your workplace.
Prepare alternative solutions

Adaptable people can adjust even when their first suggestions are turned down. Demonstrating adaptability on the job means that you always show up with alternative solutions to your initial suggestions. For example, during a sales pitch, sales people usually increase their chances of closing a deal by presenting multiple options to their clients. Moreover, by showing acceptance in the face of rejection, you always come across as a team player.
Make easy transitions
The current economic world has numerous, highly evolving and fast-paced industries with frequent transitions, mergers, and acquisitions. Be more cooperative and helpful when transitioning to new roles to show commitment to your organization. For most people, making quick transitions may be difficult due to the associated increase in stress levels. However, demonstrating commitment helps you scale the promotional ladder much faster. Moreover, attending to new responsibilities helps you expand your skills and improve your professional portfolio.
Keep calm and confident
What is your immediate reaction when faced with sudden challenges? Your reaction will provide a lasting impression with regard to your adaptability. Try to always remain calm and poised. Make quick, but well, thought-out decisions. This is especially useful for organisational leaders who set the pace for their junior employees. Leaders who maintain a balance of adaptability and calm usually pass these traits onto their employees.
Acquire new skills

The rapid changes in technology provide people with the opportunity to acquire new skills. Make the most out of opportunities that give you the chance to learn a new skill, even if it includes taking a part-time class. You can volunteer to sit in for meetings during internship to help you acquire more knowledge on organisational strategies. The more you increase your knowledge, the wider your work experience will be. With increased knowledge and skill, you will also prove more competitive when opportunities for career advancement present themselves.
Diversify your knowledge

Do not limit yourself to a particular range of expertise because you may be called upon to perform other duties beyond the initial job description. People with little adaptability tend to get stressed when faced with unexpected challenges. Commit yourself to the habit of taking a variety of extra projects, especially when there is peak work. In addition, allow yourself to cross-train and acquire as much knowledge as possible from your co-workers.

While you may not want your colleagues to take advantage of your devotion to the organisation, agreeing to challenges and surprises from them makes it easier to find them more agreeable in case you need urgent help in return.

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* 1. Adjusting to a new schedule, changing schools, and moving to a new home are all examples of:

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* 2. The ability to identify with and understand somebody else's feelings or difficulties

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* 3. Ability to deal with new situations

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* 4. The drive to do something simply for the reward of feeling good and satisfied once it is accomplished

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* 5. Arriving on or before the stated time

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* 6. You should make eye contact with a person when they are speaking to you.

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* 7. Body language is a dead giveaway for how you really feel about someone.

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* 8. Taking ownership

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* 9. An interviewer says, “Give us an example of your dependability.” A good response would be:

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* 10. Responsibility for an employee means

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* 11. Student Details

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