If you are adaptable, you are able to respond appropriately to change. This could mean that when things change at work, such as you take on a new role, or the boss installs a new computer system, you are able to adjust quickly to the new situation and continue your work with the minimum interruption. With low adaptability, you will take longer to get used to new environments, workplaces and situations, and the other people around you will need to compensate.
Adaptable people find it easy to settle in to new workplaces, adjust quickly to problems or hurdles when they arise, and can often help other less-adaptable individuals to transition.
To be adaptable, you need to be able to:
- Understand why the change has occurred
- Proactively seek ways to modify your behaviour to meet the new situation
- Adjust your mindset to suit the new way of doing things.