Several characteristics of how you think and act define your behavior. Learn how these dimensions—fixed versus growth, and safekeeping versus risk-taking—are important for a manager to understand to encourage adaptive workers. In addition, discover why transparent motivation is critical.
- We humans are each a unique mix of skills,…experiences, interests, and beliefs.…That complex stew of ingredients…guides us in the way…that each of us makes the hundreds of decisions…we need to make throughout our day.…When it comes to being adaptive,…there are several characteristics…of the way we think and act that define our behavior,…and provide us with the ability to either adapt,…or to avoid change altogether.…Think of each of these characteristics…as existing on a scale, a range from one end to the other.…
For example, a fixed versus a growth mindset.…On one end, a fixed mindset means that we…generally like things as they are.…Sure, things could always be better,…but overall, situations good and if were to change,…well, all sorts of bad things could happen.…So, leaving things bolted down to the grown,…fixed right where they are, is just fine with us.…A fixed mindset also means that we pretty much think…that people are who they are.…Sure people change a little as they mature,…but we're kind of who we are…
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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