AUTHORED BY JOHN LYON, CHIEF OF FINANCE @ GUIDEIT
A common trait of reaping success is adaptability. A multitude of challenging, unfamiliar situations inevitably occur throughout life. Both an individual and an organization must be open and adaptable to change when working through these types of situations to experience success. To effectively serve our customers with the right solutions, we at GuideIT must have the ability to adapt as individuals, and respectively, as a team. Challenge and change are inevitable for our customers, therefore working with the flow of change is essential and crucial in assessing and helping them solve complex issues.
Adaptability in optimizing technology means designing the business with a framework that allows for change unique to our particular customers’ needs. This is why adaptability is one of our core values at GuideIT. We demonstrate the flexibility and agility needed to succeed in a world of complexity, ambiguity and change. Each and every one of my peers is adaptable, flexible, and collectively as a team we are able to evaluate obstacles and produce creative adaptable solutions to support the business objectives of our customers.
So with that in mind, here are some tips in personally embracing and helping to cultivate a culture of adaptability:
1. Embrace spontaneity. Carpe diem.
2. Remain calm when unexpected change occurs. Very few things are forever.
3. Find someone you admire with high adaptability and learn from them.
“There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life.”
― Theodore Roosevelt