Use flexibility to combat uncertainty. Read on and find out how to make your business flexible during uncertainty. During times of uncertainty, one of the most important traits for any business to have is flexibility. When tough times come you need to be willing to adjust plans. Make small or large pivots so your business will strive.

How to add flexibility?

If your business is facing uncertainty and the road ahead is unclear, here’s how to add more flexibility to your plans, projects, and strategy to help you get through it.

You need to have the willingness to adjust plans. Divert from the original strategy and make the necessary pivots. In this way, your business can be more resilient during stormy weather.

Here’s how to add more flexibility to your plans, projects, and strategy to help you get through it.

  • Accept what you need to postpone or change.

These are inevitable to business nowadays. You need to adopt and make changes inside your organization, too. Take a look at all of the projects in your pipeline and assess what really needs to be prioritized right now, what can be postponed, and what can be discarded

  • Identify where your focus is most valuable.

As a starter, you can ask yourself, where can I add the most value with an hour, a day, a week, or a month of focus?

  • Maintain transparency with your team.

To sustain the trust that’s essential for a focused and happy team, make sure that leadership is honest and transparent about where your business stands right now, key goals for the upcoming period, and what the current challenges are.

  • Embrace different working styles.

Building a resilient and flexible business requires a willingness to do things differently than you have done before.  This can include, remote-friendly apps for calls, adopting a company-wide communication tool or encouraging team members to focus on their mental health and well-being.

  • Reinforce the foundations.

Focus on strengthening the foundations. Look at the important tasks that are often overlooked, for example, improving contact management processes or introducing automated workflows to make your team more efficient.

Facing times of uncertainty is challenging for any business, but the right amount of flexibility and resilience can help your organization weather the storm. 

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