Aside from being a necessary trait in any organization, adaptability is critical to innovation. Besides, no one likes a teammate who is inflexible. Adaptability doesn’t come easily to a lot of people, however, so the best thing you can do to get better is to practice. Ask questions that take you out of your comfort zone and force you to consider alternate viewpoints. Keep your eye on the big picture, and if you have trouble seeing the big picture, ask someone to provide you with their view of it. Finally, practice being more flexible in all aspects of your life when things don’t go as planned. Soon you’ll find you can roll with the punches easier, and be able to appreciate new viewpoints that can open doors you never thought existed.
Contributors: Melina Gillies from SalesUp! Business Coaching