We all have always struggled with retaining our individuality while adapting to situations. This is my take on this, let me know yours!
What should be done? What is the ratio and mix if both are to be practiced, as sometimes both are pertinent, as a matter of fact, all the time! Then, how much can I unlearn myself while learning the new tricks of the trade, while adapting to the new culture and DNA of this organization I have just joined? And it becomes exponentially significant, when we join a new organization, coupled with the anxiety triggering fact of this happening in pandemic, while working from home.
I joined Wells Fargo this mid-January, it’s been barely 4 months until now, and this one question came back to me with a vengeance, demanding an explanation sooner than later.
Sometimes, cultural differences play a major role, then comes the unconscious biases, and specially when a large organization is undergoing a more than one huge paradigm shifts because that is the mantra of life for growth and improvement.
Jumping unto a fast moving train would definitely throw one off balance, that too, when everyone on the train is busy doing something more vital than the other, when you are quite alone in finding a foothold, regaining balance and searching for the handrail frantically to hold on to. Now adapting to this situation, is more than a challenge.
Adapting to situation will always exist, even in organization with a slow paced movement, while this too, will require some amount of adapting. So, what comes into a lesser priority always, is retaining the individuality, when every success is dependent on adapting to situations.
What I have always done, is leaning back to the leaders, and fortunately, I’ve mostly had the good ones to my side. They have always helped, even gone the extra way to let me retain my individuality!
So, my learning from all this, is simple. We should not uproot from our roots, but how much can we look up, if we do not spread our wings! So, the phrase simply becomes…
Retaining Individuality while Adapting to Situations 🙂