Adaptability is a quality that is highly sought due to globalisation and the rapid, ongoing evolution of technology, and workplace structures and practices. Adaptability also offers you the chance to grab what may seem to be disastrous events and turn them into unique learning opportunities. It might be worth considering placing the popular car sticker ‘No Fear’ on your work placement Portfolio as a reminder of how you should approach your practicum! If you can remain ‘cool in a crisis’ and exercise patience and reflective thinking in unexpected situations, you will be able to use these skills to enhance your learning.
Preparing for uncertainty
How can you prepare for uncertainty? The following strategies may help you become more comfortable with dealing with uncertainty:
Remember, above all, ‘always expect the unexpected’ and think positive!