One of the workplace values of Elabram Systems Group is Adaptability. It is a feature of a system or of a process. This word has been put to use as a specialised term in different disciplines and in business operations. Word definitions of adaptability as a specialised term differ little from dictionary definitions. In layman term, adaptability is the ability to adapt in a situation, places, or culture. If it’s about a person, it’s the capability to adapt. In today’s world especially in the fast paced technology, it is a necessity or necessary nowadays to become successful especially in your career.
Being adaptable is a skill and can be learned, you just have to accept the mere truth that one must be flexible. One must change or die. For careers, one must have an initiative to improve themselves, as what Mr. Takumi Nakazawa mentioned when I interviewed him as my guest last Saturday in my radio show. he is the GM of one online travel agency in the Philippines and a Japanese. According to him, it’s one of the things the employees need to do to succeed and eventually that can help the company.
Tadashi Yanai, the richest man in Japan is the inspiration of this article, I am inspired by the video about him about success. He is the founder of Uniqlo and worth US$18 Billion. Uniqlo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. The company has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. since November 2005. Let me share to you 3 Things about him;
- He is fascinated by failure. – Success is not overnight, according to him, he experienced multiple failures in business and the only question he had in mind during those days were, ” What should I do to survive?’ So he moved on and accepted it as a challenge.
- He studies global brands.- Nothing beats to check what the competition is doing for improvement and has a vision to be the biggest supplier of apparel by 2020.
- He believes it’s change or die.- If you don’t change, you can’t survive. Nowadays, we must know what is necessary to survive and that’s change. According to Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives but the most adaptable.” Adaptability also means ability to transform or to change. There are so many external forces that we cannot control and the competition is very stiff. One must know how to change to improve oneself either by getting a certification, post graduate degrees or attending seminars.
Changing the behavior of people is hard, adapting to the latest technology or allotment of time to enroll in any courses really is a big leap for improvement and not easy but we need to do what is necessary to survive and to be successful. We must show the difference from the others, the will and the determination. That’s what these men did and that’s why they are successful.