To achieve business goals in project management, managers or leaders need to help their teams develop an adaptive mindset. In this article at Strategy Execution, Alaina Burden explains that leaders need to have the mindset to cross the boundaries of fundamental aspects that make a venture function.
Ability to Adjust
To develop an adaptive mindset in the team, the project managers or leaders need to acquire it first alongside developing the habit of thinking before reacting. Instead of rushing to fix an issue or determine a solution, it is crucial to calm down and think about the situation logically. It will help in finding the right solution.
The ability to switch approaches to address the situational demand is the right solution for the business. To calm down the mind, patience plays a vital role. It opens the potential way for the future course of action.
Passion and Flexibility
The stressful role of the project managers or leaders requires them to be quick, intense, complex, and unpredictable.
An adaptive mind needs acceptance to the circumstances and be resilient to the pressures imposed by stakeholders, teams, project sponsors, and on top of all, clients. While stress forces them into the reactive mindset that may not be appropriate. If the project or situation is complex, the leaders need to be open to innovation.
Only a passionate and flexible leader will react to the experiment and move fast to develop and execute an inventive strategy that will help them bounce back. Also, accepting mistakes to move ahead with a positive mindset is always advised for the leading roles.
Further, it is essential to have a human-centric approach and focus towards a situation if the leaders really wish to woo the consumers or stakeholders. To do so, be empathetic about their requirements and collaborate with the teams to create a new product and integrate feedback from the customers into everything from planning to designing processes. Apart from being empathetic to the stakeholder or consumers, extend empathy towards yourself to maintain your peace of mind. To read the original article, click on the following link: https://www.strategyex.co.uk/blog/pmoperspectives/the-adaptive-mindset/