Business Management Skills Flexibility and Adaptation

What does it mean to be flexible and proactive?
  • Flexibility refers to being responsive to change and able to adjust to changing circumstances.
  • Proactivity refers to a management style that incorporates dynamic action and forward planning to achieve particular objectives.
Why is it important for a manager to be flexible and adaptable when considering the internal and external influences on a business?

Regardless of their level of management, successful managers are those who anticipate and adjust to changing circumstances. They must be flexible, adaptable and proactive rather than reactive. Those who are unprepared or passive in the face of change will not succeed. You need to have a good understanding of the environment around you and attune to progressions in your business.

How is flexibility and adaptability linked to the performance of a business?

For a business to perform successfully it is important to be able to adjust to changes in the business. This allows your business to perform to a higher quality and to remain apart of market competition. Understanding changes in technologies, laws and regulations, and competition is not relevant if you can not adjust to these changes.


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