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4 Steps To Becoming More Adaptable To Change

Ask Different Questions

Ask unusual questions when seeking for new answers, else you get the usual answers. 

Push yourself to think what’s surprising, what you are ignoring and what you thing might be of use. Different questions open you up to new possibilities and create a more flexible, agile mind-set.

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Experiment And Learn

Complexity calls for a series of safe-to-fail experiments–little bets that we can use to nudge the system in the desired direction. Instead of picking a final destination and trying to close the gaps, try finding places for experimentation and learning.

The experiments should be small, inexpensive, and most importantly they should be things you can learn from.

Consider The Bigger Picture

We tend to pull things apart and solve the pieces one at a time. But complex systems have too many variables for a reductionist approach to work perfectly.

If you find yourself being drawn to the minutiae, try to find the patterns. When you feel yourself bouncing back and forth between two details, instead of thinking of them as opposites, see what balance you can strike between the two sides.

Accept Multiple Perspectives

You need to seek out different perspectives and not try to convince anyone that you’re right.

You can tell you’re not taking someone’s perspective into consideration if you think of him as  not getting it. Try holding back on forming an opinion and instead actively listen to those you have written off as a lost cause.

Ask Different Questions

Ask unusual questions when seeking for new answers, else you get the usual answers. 

Push yourself to think what’s surprising, what you are ignoring and what you thing might be of use. Different questions open you up to new possibilities and create a more flexible, agile mind-set.

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  • All issues are best dealt with as soon as all involved are calm.
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  • Recognize that there is no objective reality of the situation.

Probing questions to ask

Once you have the basics of what happened and how long it has been going on, you can move on to asking more probing questions:

  • What is the other person saying?
  • How does what you've been hearing go against your values?
  • What is the difference between your two perspectives?
  • What aspects of this conflict do you believe you're responsible for?
  • Can you put yourself in your coworker's shoes? How does she feel?
  • If we were to think outside of the box, how could this issue be resolved?
  • What will happen to you if this issue isn't resolved through this discussion?
  • What would you offer to do or change to help resolve this issue? What would you like in return?