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Adaptability at Work

How Would You Rate Your Adaptability at Work?

The ability to take on new tasks, roll with the punches, and keep up with the ever-changing demands of any workplace is critical to career success. Managers hope for employees that can adjust priorities and projects to meet goals or take up slack for other workers, with few or no questions asked. That being said, it's easy to fall into a daily schedule where you are productive and get work done, but not necessarily adaptive to changes. How would you rate yourself in this department?

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
It depends on how many bosses/clients I'm trying to juggle at once.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm extremely adaptable; probably moreso than most of my coworkers. I love it when we get new tests to run or new programs to participate in. I hate being bored!
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I hate being bored, I easily adapt to things around me, and I love change... so I chose 'Excellent'. :)
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I'm a consultant, so I have to be able to adapt to whatever work environment I'm in. I don't think the ability to change the daily routine has to do with age, just the comfort level of the person.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I'm actually very good at adapting to change at work because a) I like to shake things up so I don't get bored, b) I've been in lots of work environments where big things have rocked the place, and c) I've been given the advice by senior management that it's very important to adapt and to at least fake the fact that you're calm and content to go with the flow in order to stay ahead. Also, I feel younger people are a lot more adaptable. It's the older folks who have been so set in their ways that have such a hard time changing the way they work and freak out with any change in daily routine. Whereas I relish a change in daily routine!
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