If these past few years of the global pandemic have taught us anything, it is that we must adapt to changing times and circumstances if we are to survive and thrive. Covid-19 was just the beginning of the disruption of life, of family, and of business. The impact of the coronavirus affected the 2020 elections, the leadership of the nation, the price of goods and services, the supply chain sector, the predictable rise of inflation, and much more. Every sector of our culture was forced to adapt or face the likelihood of failure. And many businesses did shut down, unable to get supplies, inventory, or even employees.
Adapting to our new reality will be essential if any of us will succeed in what we do and how we live.
Adapt: “to make suitable to requirements or conditions; adjust or modify fittingly; to adjust oneself to different conditions, environment, etc.”[Dictionary.com]
In his recent article titled “Secrets of Future-Ready Tech Leaders,” Dan Roberts suggests that leaders in the technology space must constantly be ready to adapt:
If there’s one leadership trait nearly every CIO agrees is essential today, it’s adaptability. The way we work, operate, and conduct business is changing faster than ever and in many significant ways, placing more pressure on the technology organization to be flexible, responsive, and nimble. Technology leaders must embrace the uncertainties and be able to shift in response to new requirements and realities, and they must empower their teams to make these quick pivots.[https://www.cio.com/article/308743/secrets-of-future-ready-tech-leaders.html]
Technology is a game-changing component of successful adaptation for professionals and organizations if it is utilized strategically and ready for implementation in time for upcoming disruptions and transitions. David Hakanson, CIO of GEHA Health, asks the right questions:
“The leaders who will have the most success will be those who adapt quickly, with courage to lead their teams through the possible changes and disruptions that may follow,” GEHA Health’s Hakanson says. “If remote and/or hybrid work is in place, then how do you build a culture and environment that engages everyone regardless of their location? If the business strategy is changing, how does IT proactively look at just-in-time solutions and quickly pivot resources? If supplier or other expenses are causing strain on financial performance, how can IT be leveraged for more efficient operations?”
IT professionals are vital in any strategic solution that companies are seeking to leverage to become more efficient now and, more importantly, in the future when significant changes in the workforce, workflow, supply chain, and budgets are squeezed by the changing times.
If you are in the IT space, how are you planning to adapt when your current specialization takes another leap forward or you company adapts to a disruption in fundamental processes or labor configurations? What can you do to adapt and contribute to the success of your team and organization? And how can you look down the road in your field to see how to prepare for the unexpected?
Asking these and other questions can help you stay up-to-date and prepared to adapt without missing a beat. And sometimes it’s just a good idea to take a look at the IT market and see where you are and where you could be in these uncertain times.
Contact our IT specialists at Core Technology Solutions for a chat about your future and where you want to be in your future career despite the disruptions of the present.