Adaptability in the Workplace: Strategies & Importance

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Instructor: Sean Kennedy

Sean has 8 years experience as a supervisor and has an MBA with a concentration in marketing.

Adaptability in the workplace is essential to be able to complete important assignments. In this lesson, we'll discuss the adaptability strategies needed to work with a team.

What Is Adaptability in the Workplace?

Let's face it, there are times at work when things keep changing, and you have to continue to learn how to roll with the punches. Adaptability in the workplace is when an employee can be flexible and have the ability to adapt to changing work conditions. An adaptable employee can work independently or work well with a team. Working in a group is helpful for employees to brainstorm ideas or to create an excellent product.

Say you currently work for an engineering company where products keep evolving. If you're an engineer, you have to be adaptable to the constant changing of technology. Innovation is an essential part of engineering, which makes it vital for you to be flexible. You need to have a positive attitude and be able to work with new technology, as well as be prepared to work with different co-workers to create a unique product.

Adaptability Strategies

When working with a team, the following strategies can be used to maintain adaptability:

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