In a rapidly changing world, workers must learn to be more proactive in their work. Learn how workers can be agents of their own work and develop the skillset of agency. Discover how to encourage them to seek out problems to solve—without waiting for instructions.
- Since work is about solving problems,…then workers are of course problem solvers.…In slowly-moving industries or in relatively static work,…it may be appropriate for workers…to simply wait until problems appear,…then react to them.…But in a rapidly-changing world,…being reactive simply won't cut it.…It's essential for workers…to start to learn how to be more proactive,…to seek out problems to solve…without waiting for instructions on what to do next.…And a common approach to helping workers…to approach problems proactively…is to use entrepreneurial thinking.…
Now, entrepreneurial thinking…doesn't mean a worker needs to start a company tomorrow.…But it does mean the workers feel some sense of ownership…in the problems they need to solve.…What do entrepreneurs do when they start companies?…They find problems that a particular customer has.…They conceive a potential solution to those problems.…They rapidly test those solutions with the customer…to determine if they understand the problem correctly,…and to find out if the customer…
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- Characteristics of adaptive workers
- How to be an adaptive manager
- Honing self-management skills
- Developing proactive workers
- Importance of goals in adaptive work
- Developing and supporting remote workers
- Empowering adaptive workers to solve problems
- Collaboration and adaptive teams