Adaptability

Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches.

Key Behaviors:

  • Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change.
  • Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change.
  • Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances.
  • Acknowledges new information and adjusts responses accordingly.
  • Adjusts timelines, results and expectations appropriately to changing needs.
  • Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
  • Thinks and acts effectively under pressure.
  • Identifies ways to incorporate new practices into existing framework.

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.