Feeling the impact of workplace uncertainty and ambiguity on your level of professional resilience? Especially as companies restructure and workforce and workplace models change.
Consider that resilience not only is about your ability to recover from difficulties. Also, resilience is about elasticity: the ability of a material to spring back into shape. But not necessarily the original shape.
Consequently professional resilience is about adaptability. Moving one millimeter beyond how you learned to do things Yesterday or are comfortable doing things a certain way, Today.
- Why not acknowledge how the velocity of change during 2020 makes you feel like you are chasing a constantly moving target? Instead of hoping you feel better tomorrow.
- And identify your overwhelm as you are blindsided each day by what is new, different and changing.
- In addition, honor how exhausting it is to balance not only your professional resilience. But also, your personal resilience as you balance family responsibilities, healthcare concerns, finances and yes, making your numbers and fulfilling your KPIs. You are not alone.
So take a moment. Let’s reframe your professional resilience mindset. One tiny millimeter at a time.
First, give yourself credit for the small changes you make each day to get to where you need to go. Together. With your team and your clients. Small changes may not seem epic or dramatic. Yet the small things we accomplish together each day add up over time. To have a big impact on getting us all to where we need to go.
Next, recognize that everyone has professional choices to make and roles to play, no matter how big or how small. Regardless of job titles, pay grades, levels of education, generations and professional disciplines. Consider how to better honor the voices of your internal customers: your colleagues. Because their insights and contributions are mission-critical to creating solutions client trust.
Then, celebrate these changes together. What professional stories emerge from small changes impacting your conversations, solutions and outcomes in serving better clients? These are the stories people really need to hear about the things they really need to know. So they trust you, your teams and your organization.
Then, tell your emerging story. About your team’s professional resilience in the face of workplace ambiguity and uncertainty. Because how we tell our professional stories is adapting and changing. The stories you co-create today become part of the innovation of everyone’s future professional trajectory.
To learn more about about rediscovering and redefining the professional story you tell, click on this link and set up a 15-minute complementary discovery call.
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