Top 10 Traits of an Indispensable Employee – Adaptability and Communication
|Top 10 Traits of an Indispensable Employee
Adaptability and Communication
by Jackie Lauterbach, Communication Coordinator, Acclivity Healthcare
As we continue to climb the list of our top 10 traits of an indispensable employee, we find ourselves reaching traits 6 and 5, Adaptability and Communication.
6) Adaptability (Flexibility)
In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive world, one thing is certain, change happens whether we want it to or not. This includes everything from technology, to the workforce, to our customers, to the marketplace. While change is to be expected, it is not always welcomed. However, you can be sure that if you resist change, success will be difficult to achieve.
While the core values and purpose of your business typically don’t change, the strategies that you use to implement them should be very fluid and flexible. If you see something isn’t working, you shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge it and move on to a new, more successful method. Adaptability is a key ingredient in your success.
Keeping a flexible mindset and adapting to change willingly increases our knowledge, profitability, success and overall value. Here are a few things to remember about being adaptable:
Our professional success is greatly impacted by the way in which we communicate. In any line of business, effective communication is essential. Effective communication is key to winning trust and confidence from any individual or organization. We spend our workday communicating with several different types of professionals, including clients, co-workers, employers, and suppliers, all of whom communicate differently. With that being said, you cannot underestimate the importance of communication.
As we all know, many problems can arise as a direct result of people failing to communicate or not communicating effectively. To avoid or minimize those issues it is essential that we constantly develop and are aware of our communication skills. Becoming a good communicator takes constant attention and effort on our part. With that being said, review the four tips we have outlined below to improve and refresh your communication skills: