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How would you define flexibility?
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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.
Capability to handle different types of engagements, people, geographies, managers, industries.
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
To me, flexibility is about being able to see situations from a different perspective and knowing when to let go off something and how.
Being able to adapt to a variety of situations involving a variety of people
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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.