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Embracing Change: Are We Inherently Resistant or Adaptable?



Embracing Change in Business: Resistant or Adaptable Traits in Organisations?

In our constantly evolving business landscape, change is inevitable. But the real question is, are we naturally resistant to it, or are we inherently adaptable? Let's dive in.



The Nature of Change

Change isn't just about new technology or methodologies. It's about adapting to unforeseen challenges and capitalising on unexpected opportunities. Over the past year, many companies faced significant challenges that bordered on insolvency due to operational, supply chain, and demand pressures. Yet, crises often showcase the resilience of organisations and highlight their adaptability [1].


Adaptability: More than Just a Buzzword

Adaptability isn't just a fleeting state that's activated during times of crisis. It's a trait that should be embedded in an organisation's DNA. It's about creating an environment where innovation thrives, not because it's dictated from the top but because it's nurtured from within [1]. Think of it like a colony of ants. Each ant knows its purpose, interacts harmoniously with its peers, and consistently adapts to its surroundings.


The Trust Factor

Central to this adaptability is trust. Trust between leaders and employees and between the organisation and its stakeholders. In truly adaptable organisations, leaders play the role of facilitators. They trust their teams to innovate, experiment, and find solutions organically [1].

As we stride forward in our ever-evolving business landscape, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Are we, as professionals and organisations, resistant to change? Or are we inherently adaptable creatures, continuously evolving in response to our environment?


Let's discuss below! 🌱

P.S. If you'd like to read more on topics like this, do check out my personal blog at rjk.info/blog. Your feedback is always welcome!


Reference: [1] https://hbr.org/2021/03/the-secret-of-adaptable-organizations-is-trust

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