Be Adaptive, Flexible & Willing to Change
As a self proclaimed Type A personality my typical style is to make a plan and stick to it. This is secure and safe - too great a deviation may cause delays, upset and strife. However, I have learned that a shift in my perspective is warranted because success in business, our industry and even in life rely's on being willing to adapt and change plans mid-stream. Don't get me wrong there are very good things that can be had from making a solid plan and sticking to it as long as it doesn't come at a cost to innovation and creativity.
Our industry is ever changing, if we restrict ourselves to our current status quo we will miss out on fabulous new technologies and solutions ultimately hindering our clients success. We have to be willing to try new things and expect that there may be some hiccups along the way but more often than not the result far outweighs any challenges faced. Our target is always shifting as our clients needs are evolving and web strategies are changing. We don't need to re-invent the wheel every time but being willing to adapt and change increases the potential for spectacular results.
If you can bend and be flexible, providing collaborative environments which allow for innovation and even a few challenges along the way the opportunities for the growth of amazing ideas and great success are endless!