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When we think of adaptability in corporate life, what points come to mind? Usually, it will be about learning how to alter your product library or service suite to the needs of the consumers, managing your outreach to the market of today as opposed to yesterday, and pre-empting the future before it arrives.

That said, adaptability is not necessarily solely in pursuit of how many clients you can retain or products you can sell. For instance, recent talks about diversity in the workplace have led many employers to reassess how they hire – often by removing implicit bias where appropriate and taking measures like removing names, genders, and other arbitrary information from the resumes before a second review panel decides who should be interviewed.

But again, adaptability is also more than just adhering to the social standards of the time, even if they are positive. In this post, we’ll discuss how even larger firms can better apply their value in the format required of them today or tomorrow, and the value this can provide in a competitive landscape:

Scaleable IT Solutions

IT solutions are essential, of course, but did you know that they can be scaleable depending on your needs? With the best IT solutions provider you can figure out what you need, such as which terminals to implement in your business, the cloud integration you need and how to digitize your records, and measures like implementing cybersecurity patches to the modern standard or making sure your web hosting is reliable and regularly maintained. Many providers like this will hold serviced options you can pick and choose from, scaling the right package for you, and increasing it as your team grows, or scaling smaller as you downsize.

Contactors & Outsourcing

Sometimes, you just don’t have the talent on hand. That’s usual, not a condemnation on your people management in any way. Yet that doesn’t mean the task which requires said talent is going to disappear. For that reason, a healthy library of potential outsourced professionals or contractors can be very helpful. Connecting with a freelance graphic designer or a small firm able to renew your web design formatting can a good way to refresh your branding for the new year, for example. Don’t assume you can do absolutely everything in-house, as often the cheaper, better, and more dedicated solution comes from outsourcing.

Feedback & Accountability

It’s hard to know what to change if problems or improvement ideas are rarely brought up and suggested. Luckily, you can implement feedback measures, read customer reviews, run staff surveys to get an idea of what they’re thinking, and also make sure that accountability helps you make improvements based on errors taken part in. For instance, if a staff member has found a way to get around fire regulations for simple convenience, then it’s important to properly discipline them, and plug that opportunist gap. If there’s a kind of adaptability worth anything, it’s that.

With this advice, we hope you can more easily remain adaptable as a modern business, in the best possible way.

Originally Published on https://www.breakfastleadership.com/

Michael D. Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.

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