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How would you define flexibility?
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Flexibility to me is the ability to adapt to a situation, learn continuously, and then re-adjusting your strategic response.
Das man nicht in festen Mustern und engen Rahmen denkt sondern sich darauf verlässt, Situationen/Konflikte mit dem Spektrum der eigenen Fähigkeiten adaptiv zu lösen.
This question reminds me of a quote by the late Bruce Lee: "the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
Flexibility is a question of adaptability. Bamboo may not look as impressive as the thick oak tree, yet it can withstand the harsh extremes of cold and hot. Most notably, it remains firmly rooted in the ground as it sways gently in the wind.
More generally, I believe that in both your professional and personal life, one should choose your battles wisely. Compromise when it doesn’t go against your core beliefs. If there is a lot of pressure, pause in order to not break. Whether it seems like a breeze or a storm, flow with situations as they change. Constantly assess new information as it comes in. Stay grounded in your values while understanding that flexibility is a sign of strength.
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the ability to adapt to changes in a very short time
the ability to work on or juggle different topics with no or very less constraints
Flexibility is the willingness and ability to positively respond to change. I would add, that a key component in professional flexibility is the ability to do this without breaking.
ability to adjust to changing circumstances
To me, flexibility is about being able to see situations from a different perspective and knowing when to let go off something and how.
Capability to handle different types of engagements, people, geographies, managers, industries.
I would define flexibility as the ability for a person to have additional freedom in the way of working, and taking ownership to complete tasks efficiently.
When I am flexible, I am not predetermined, but open to anything or different suggestions. Depending on the context, this can mean ideas, focus of energy, flexibility regarding location or time…
1) To take on projects even when you do not know much the industry and make efforts to learn fast and perform well.
2) To be ready to change roles during teamwork if the current assignment of responsibilities does not work well.
3) To be ready to motivate others or ask for help when you are stuck, to prioritise finishing on time over impressing with own performance .
Ability to change in a particular situation
it is the ability to be agile whiles still gaining freedom of your outputs
being able to adapt to different situations quickly
Flexibility means that you can adjust your schedule and plan according to changes and make the goal realized
Flexibility refers to being able to perform in a variety of environments and being able to change based on situations.
Ability to do adapt or fit into any environment.
flexebility is the ability to thrive in stress and uncertainty. be resilient to any abrupt changes and accept them as they go without panic
Being able to adapt to a variety of situations involving a variety of people
In my opinion, it is an ability to manage expectations combined with an ability of being flexible on the content and timeline in order to accommodate demands and request from others.