With what’s happening in the world these days re COVID-19, many of us have been forced to change how we work. A lot of us are working from home – as I am.
The environment has caused us to adapt.
We don’t know what is going to happen in the fall – will there be a second wave? Will things go back to somewhat how they were?
Here is a thought from the software development world for dealing with uncertainty: be agile. According to the Agile Alliance, Agile is the ability to create and respond to change. It is a way of dealing with, and ultimately succeeding in, an uncertain and turbulent environment.
Sounds like it might be useful in the world today.
As the Alliance says, being agile is about looking at what’s going on in our environment, identifying what uncertainty we’re facing, and figuring out how to adapt. When facing the unknown, we might try something we think could work, get feedback, and adjust accordingly.
Be courageous and committed (to shorter-term) goals! Good luck with the new ideas you’re working on in this unusual time.
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