The praises of being adaptable, to keep up with the rate of change around us, is all wrong!
Well not quite, being adaptable is definitely positive but being adaptable must not mean changing idea, changing strategy, changing for the sake of changing whenever a new idea comes to our attention.
The ideal adaptability is where you create a level of consistency that will resonate and not disrupt people around you.
“This is our main goal for today, this other one for tomorrow, and next week get ready to pivot to…”.
The motivation and productivity of a team working in this hyper adaptable environment will be very low.
The most usual consequence being just sitting, doing the least possible, and wait for the next strategy to come down from the top.
You need your team to resonate with you and with each other, you need the an underlying consistency that will allow people to feel comfortable, to predict what will happen next. Of course there are no certainties but the there are patterns of change that you can get used to.