Employee Adaptability refers to a general term that explains employees’ ability to alter their behaviors or their responses towards the changing environment and circumstances they operate in. It is an individual ability to learn from live experience and improve personality to effectively respond to ongoing changes and demands.
Adaptability of an employee shows how well this employee is able to work under current job requirements and conditions and whether this person can efficiently respond to competition caused by other employees. A highly adaptable worker has adequate skills and knowledge to comply with job requirements and reach desired performance. This worker has more chances to succeed and get a promotion.
Here are key factors that have an impact to an employee’s ability for adaptation:
- Individual characteristics and abilities that define the employee’s personality
- Education and training
- Attitudes and relationships with colleagues and senior management
- Monetary and non-monetary motivation that determines the employee’s intention to work better.