Adaptability is such an important life and business skill post Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has blown everything we saw as reliable and predictable completely out of the water. All countries, institutions, organisations and industries are having to adapt again and again as the covid virus takes its course. More than ever the ability to be adaptable is in demand and those people and organisations who understand the importance of promoting this quality are already way ahead of the game.
What does adaptability look like?
Adaptable people have the ability to change their minds, plans and behaviours in line with shifting events in their environment. They are capable of adjusting quickly and are generally open to other people’s perspectives, feedback and different ideas. You will recognise them as they respond rather than react to rapid changes and as they prioritise accordingly. They don’t procrastinate when making decisions but similarly can also change their minds when evidence suggests they’ve got it wrong. By displaying adaptability competencies you are revealing a dept of emotional intelligence required to lead and innovate. Great leaders today empower team members to challenge existing practices and be brave enough to voice their ideas for improvements and solutions.
How can you develop and increase your adaptability skills?
Coaching with neuroscience helps us understand that the brain is an adaptable organism itself. It is continuously reorganising and pruning away unnecessary pathways. So whenever you begin to develop (or strengthen) the skill of adaptability, your brain hardwires the pathway as you continuously practice the technique. As your coach, I can help you develop this quality. Learning to leave your comfort zone and stretch yourself by making small changes daily is the start. Setting goals and looking for opportunities to see things from a different perspective are all part of the coaching process and growth mindset. Adaptability is such an important life and business skill post Covid-19 as our world looks for people who can think outside the box.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
– Charles Darwin