[MUSIC] Hello and welcome to week three of adaptability and resilience. This week, we'll be reviewing adaptability and resilience and designing an action plan. The objective is to develop an action plan to improve your professional effectiveness by cultivating specific practices of adaptability and resilience. So let's review what you've learned so far. in week one, we set the foundation and we started to define adaptability resilience in today's business world. Adaptability refers to a person's ability to change his or her actions, course or approach in order to suit different conditions or environments. It's a willingness to modify both attitudes and behaviors. Resilience is the capacity to learn from setbacks and recover quickly, and go forward more capable than before. How important are adaptability and resilience? Well, if you remember, as we live in a VUCA world, volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, work today is faster, more demanding, more digital, and more uncertain. Adaptability is what allows organizations, people, and businesses to solve problems, overcome challenges, and move back from the edge of attrition to a more stable ground of relevance. Employers often ranked adaptability in the top three essential traits. In week two, assessing adaptability and resilience. We define self-awareness as a conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires. A presence of mind that allows you, not only to recognize your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but to also decide how to react to those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We looked at adaptive and transformational changes, and we asked the question, what kind of change is your organization experiencing and how do those changes affect you? What is the gap between who you are now and who you want to become? We looked at the SCARF model and social threats that can be barriers to adaptability and resilience. We looked at the SCARF domains, status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. We looked at steps to achieving greater self awareness, taking time to reflect, seeking feedback, using psychometric tests, keeping a journal, taking the resiliency assessment. So what have you learned and observed about yourself so far? Now let's move on to action planning. In a VUCA world, that's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, planning is essential. Whatever you want to improve in yourself, you can face the task with greater confidence, if you create an action plan. In fact planning can help you thrive and what might seem like the eye of a hurricane of change. Having an action plan can allow you to manage your feelings and behaviors. Use your time and effort more efficiently. Use mistakes as learning experiences and manage your progress. Creating and following an action plan can help you avoid some of these common obstacles. Feeling like a victim, blaming others, avoiding responsibility, becoming overly stressed and anxious. Is planning in a VUCA world even possible? In the past, your organization probably developed strategic plans for the next three to five years. Today, experts recommend that those plans be updated every few months. How do you create a plan when your situation might change next week? The key is to remember that creating an action plan is not about controlling events or others, but about taking responsibility for your own attitudes and behaviors towards events and other people. Planning is a conscious choice to view things in a way that places you in a position of control, over how you respond to feelings and purposely act rather than impulsively react.