In the midst of another coronavirus lockdown, adaptability is crucial.
Being adaptable means you’re better able to handle any changes in your life, support your colleagues and managing the impact of this crisis.
Here are five characteristics of people with high levels of ‘adaptability’. How many can you see in yourself?
1 Adaptable people experiment
Just because we do things in a certain way doesn’t mean it’s right. For example, most of us have been working from home and have adapted by experimenting with new ways of communication. An adaptable person is always willing to try new ways of working.
2 Adaptable people are resourceful
They will always find solutions to problems, never dwelling on the lack of resources at hand. They will adapt other resources and create methods of dealing with any situation.
3 Adaptable people see the bigger picture
They see the wider goal of being able to come out of the other side of the crisis with minimal damage. This gives them insight of how to make things work for the better and motivates them to find solutions.
4 Adaptable people are curious
They always ask ‘what if?’. They investigate new opportunities and find out what happens if we change the way are doing something. This gives them a greater awareness, meaning they can adapt to change quickly and efficiently.
5 Adaptable people are positive
A positive approach helps you focus on what you need to do now, rather than worrying about the future.
Developing these characteristics will help you become adaptable and handle the changes we are seeing in our lives more effectively.
Director, LemonTop Creative