Proactive Experimentation (Experiment with new approach and solutions.)

If you experiment proactively , you will tend to ..

  • Actively engage change
  • Test your idea in practical
  • Take reasonable risk
  • Try new activity

You will initiate experiments with innovative solutions to see if they work, you will take leap and see what happens. If an approach does not pan out, you will regroup and try something else.

Here is five practical things you can do to improve your ability to experiment proactively—

  1. Identify a small experiment you could make to try out a new approach to an unfamiliar situations.
  2. Think about challenging situations you are currently facing. Articulate the worst-case scenario as clearly as possible, and determine how would prepare yourself to address each risk.
  3. Team up with the friends or colleague who you see as successful risk taker, and talk through your concerns and objections about specific change initiative. See if you can identify how your assumptions regarding the risks differ from his /her perspective.
  4. Try viewing the risk associated with the change initiative as a win-win situation – even if you are not immediately successful, what could you learn from assuming the risk ?
  5. Find a person who is good at proactive experimentation, and ask him /her to coach you..


–Source “managing change with personal resilience”

21 keys for bouncing back, staying on top, and going with the flow of change in your life

Adopting to change:-

  1. Recognize the change is here to stay
  2. Understand the loss of control is at heart of the change
  3. Understand the importance of resilience in adopting to change
  4. Know your quota for change
  5. Become more conscious of your own response to change
  6. Expect the unexpected so that you are rarely surprised,
  7. Be ready for resistance, weather you view a change as positive or negative.
  8. Know your orientations to change – danger or opportunity

Seven Facts of resilience

  1. Understand the key element of resilience.
  2. Look for the opportunity at changing situations.
  3. Develop a “can-do” attitude .
  4. Keep your focus on long term goal and priority.
  5. Generate a wide range of possibilities to creatively address uncertainty.
  6. Reach out to others for perspective and support.
  7. Create structure approaches to managing ambiguity.
  8. Experiment with new approaches and solutions.

Enhancing Resilience

  1. Maintain a dynamic balance among the seven resilience characteristics
  2. Create a resilience development plan
  3. When working in team, use the power of synergy to leverage individual resilience characteristics,
  4. Work in a nimble organization if you can, and help make the one you are in more nimble.
  5. Take resilience with you wherever you go.

–Source “managing change with personal resilience”