Letting Go To Move ForwardLeadership, Workplace
In a webinar hosted in partnership with Westpac, leadership expert...
Sometimes letting go is the most powerful thing we can do to move forward. Future Fit Co boss Andrea Clarke believes people must start to think about being far more adaptable to thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable workplace.
Ms Clarke said there were three ways people could upgrade their ‘Adaptive Quotient’ and create an individual plan to future proof their careers.
Ask yourself; ‘how can I engage more with the changing landscape around me?’
Activate your energy and see change as a good thing, and an opportunity, rather than dwelling on the negative.
Releasing is letting go and freeing up brain space and energy for an entirely new phase.
Ms Clarke believes workers need to rapidly adjust to the new normal.
“The need for skills that defy disruption has never been so urgent, as traditional workplace models give way to confronting new rules of engagement” she said.
“The future of work is here and it’s about talent – your talent. It’s about upgrading our human skills because they’re landing differently in a hybrid environment. These skills are powerful differentiators in a dynamic and demanding new workplace.”
She strongly recommended workers start by engaging in more depth, with the environment they are working. She cited the example of working in banking and being alive to the development of new platforms, such as AfterPay.
Ms Clarke is a former Washington D.C news reporter and the education partner of Future Women.
Future Women is a member-led business supporting professional women offering leadership development and training.
It is running a series of webinars tackling common workplace challenges as part of its corporate packages.
“Adapting to change requires us to keep moving forward, it requires us to let go of our ego and we are entitled to have some fear of what comes next, but this is about being resilient enough to take the hit,” Ms Clarke said.
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