Definition and Behavioral Indicators of Adaptability

ADAPTABILITY – Responds to change with a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work objectives and with a positive attitude.

For example:  

  • sees the merits of new or different approaches to accomplishing work tasks
  • asks questions to understand the objectives of changes
  • seeks opportunities to make changes work rather than identifying reasons why changes won’t be successful
  • makes suggestions for increasing the effectiveness of changes
  • shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, techniques or systems resulting from departmental or College-wide changes
  • able to shift strategy in response to the demands of a situation, etc.