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Barriers to being adaptable

Even though we are hard-wired to be adaptable, we are also naturally resistant to change and this can stand in the way of being open to new experiences and opportunities. We also naturally fear rejection, so may shy away from doing something new or going out of our comfort zone for fear of being rejected.

Our mental scripts

Another barrier to being adaptable is to do with the way our brain processes any new information. It creates what is known as ‘behavioural scripts’ which basically are ment...


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We live in an environment of continuous change and challenge. Staying in our comfort zones is not an option. Adaptability is critical to the learning mindset we need to succeed in our jobs and on behalf of our company. This lesson helps you understand the barriers to being adaptable so you can take action to avoid them.