Teams now operate in a variety of work contexts and roles—from temporary to permanent, short-term to long-term, and gigs vs. jobs. Learn how to develop workers in different roles, and the challenges and opportunities you will face.
- As a manager of adaptive workers,…you're going to find that your team will likely be operating…in a variety of work contexts…from full-time employees to temporary gig workers…and you'll need to learn how to help all of them…to become more adaptive.…I actually started out my career…as that temporary gig worker.…I've never spent much time in college…so I found a series of odd and sometimes extremely odd jobs…in my early 20s.…I would go to a temporary agency in my area…and I would ask them for the hardest temp job they had…to do with computers.…
I'd then go to the client's office in the morning,…I'd read the computer manual…and often be teaching their staff…how to use the computer better by the afternoon.…I found that I thrived on the opportunity…to continually learn something new…and to be productive with that work in a really short time.…You're likely to find that people who work regularly…in temporary roles are either naturally drawn…toward impermanent work situations…because they're automatically good at it…
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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