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How to be Flexible in the Workplace Make Flexibility Your Friend!
Chances are, the To-Do List that you prepare at the beginning of the day looks nothing like the list of tasks you've completed by the time you go home! Your boss may have given you an urgent but unexpected task, for example, or you may have helped out a hard-pressed colleague.

Sometimes, circumstances can change dramatically, and you need to be able to adapt accordingly. You can explore strategies for doing this in our articles, How to Be Flexible in the Workplace and Thinking on Your Feet.

Change and unpredictability are common workplace challenges, and you can find out how to develop your coping skills with our quiz, How Resilient Are You?

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How to Be Flexible in the Workplace How to Be Flexible in the Workplace

Discover how to adapt to changes at work, as an individual and as a team.

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Thinking on Your Feet Thinking on Your Feet

Follow these nine steps for staying calm when you're "put on the spot."

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How Resilient Are You? How Resilient Are You?

Take our quiz to assess how resilient you are, and find out how to be even more resilient.

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CLub Icon ... And From the Mind Tools Club
Cross-Training
Cross-Training

Train your people to be competent to do tasks outside their normal duties.

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Developing Personal Accountability
Developing Personal Accountability

Find out how to take ownership of situations that you're involved in.

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From Reactive to Proactive Management
From Reactive to Proactive Management

Explore these five steps for replacing "firefighting" with effective planning.

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7 Golden Rules for Meeting and Greeting 7 Golden Rules for Meeting and Greeting

Mind Tools writer Simon Bell explores the seven golden rules for greeting new people with respect and courtesy.
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Meeting the Challenges of a 24/7, Globalized Learning Culture Meeting the Challenges of a 24/7 Globalized Learning Culture

Bob Little explores the challenges that L&D faces in globalized, open-all-hours organizations that cross time zones, continents and cultures.
A Final Note

Flexibility matters: an adaptable, flexible team can react positively to short-term challenges, and better manage more complex and far-reaching changes.

Next week, find out what to do when a new role falls short of your expectations.

Have a great week!

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO)

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