A Guest Post by
âThe green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.â
The last few years have been rough on everyone. It seems that just when you think itâs safe to poke your head up and take a chance, another wave of economic bad news hits. But if you look around, there are some who are continuing to thrive despite the bad economy.
Those who have been brave enough to be flexible in their approach have come through in good shape, while those who stuck rigidly to their original plan are out of business. How can you be a flexible entrepreneur, or a flexible business?
Signs of flexibility:
- Willingness to put aside rigid âpolicyâ when dealing with a customer complaint
- Freedom given to employees to innovate and think outside the box
- Constant review and tweaking of methodology to accommodate changing conditions
- Acceptance of new industry realities
- Ability to change perspective based on new information
- Comfort with new ideas, whether theyâre from within the company or external
- Persistence in the face of roadblocks; seeking another way around
- Keeping the goals solid, but the path toward achieving them fluid
- Leaving space to dream and create without limitations or boundaries
- Actively seeking information from different sources
Maybe we should all be doing a bit of corporate yoga.
Author’s Bio: Rosemary OâNeill is an insightful spirit who works for social strata — a top ten company to work for on the Internet . Check out their blog. You can find her on Google+ and on Twitter as @rhogroupee