2020 was arguably the craziest and most unprecedented year in our collective memories. The whole world was tasked with responding to a world crisis. Every country was required to respond in some way and the word “normal” now feels nostalgic.
Every industry, company, and employee has endured different rules and guidelines that were implemented to safely accommodate a new way of living and working. As we plan for 2021, the way we work will continue to evolve, and we all must continue to adapt.
Some will return to office spaces while others may insist on continuing to operate remotely. It’s difficult to pinpoint which changes will stick, but one thing we can predict is that agility and resilience will be two key ingredients to succeed in 2021.
As an example, imagine being a child… When a child learns how to ride a bike for the first time it doesn’t come easily or naturally. More than likely, that child will fall a few times because they aren’t used to balancing on a foreign device while peddling their feet, steering the handle bars, and focusing on the road ahead all at the same time.
It’s a lot to think about at once. However, children are supremely adaptable to change and they’re resilient when it comes to overcoming challenges. Perhaps you can recall a similar childhood memory of your own and channel that same dedication and determination? When did your agility and resilience kick in, or more critically, when have you not been able to draw on it? Channeling your inner child can be very helpful in this context!
Here’s how agility and resilience relate to the workplace:
Agility- An individual or an organization is “agile” when they're able to quickly adapt or evolve in response to changing circumstances. Being able to break down barriers in the workplace in order to meet changing business needs, advancements, or technologies is essential for any agile team.
Here are a few examples of ways you can be more agile in the workplace.
Resilience- Resilience at work is now recognized as a defining characteristic of employees who deal well with the stresses and strains of the modern workplace. Resilience is a person's capacity to respond to pressure and the demands of daily life. In short, resiliency affects our ability to 'bounce back.'
Similarly, here are a few ways you can be resilient in 2021.
If you’re interested in learning more about who we are, what we do, and how we can help your workforce embrace agility and build resiliency, call today. Let’s work together to face these new challenges without fear in 2021.