ACTION ITEMS

  • Seek complex, dynamic work environments in which there are few routines.
  • Make lists of suggestions for how to improve your work environment.
  • Develop successful strategies for getting things done. Push yourself to keep adding new wrinkles.
  • Learn the goals of the people with whom you work. Let them know that you are aware of their goals.
  • Organize a big event, such as a convention or a company celebration.
  • Explain that your flexibility doesn’t mean that your priorities are constantly changing. Tell others that your priorities remain the same, but that you are simply looking for better ways to implement them.
  • Give people time to understand your new way of doing things when you present it to them. Your mental juggling is instinctive, but others might find it difficult to break with existing procedures. Take the time to clearly explain why your new way is more effective.