Pivot and adjust

Susie IsphordingStrategic Talent ExecutivePosted July 16, 2020

What do COVID, Instagram, and Netflix have in common? Besides the fact that we now consume more Instagram and Netflix due to COVID, these are all examples of pivoting. Being forced to pivot can feel uncomfortable but could be the very thing to benefit you in the long run. 

Instagram’s initial prototypes were quite robust and included check-in features, photo posting, point-earnings, etc. The suggestion and idea to simplify the app are what have helped it become one of the most popular social media platforms today.  

The idea of ‘Pivot and Adjust’ could be the very thing to catapult your career, life, happiness to a place you never knew was possible. 

At the beginning of the year, I’m sure we all had plans of making the best of 2020. Aside from it being a new decade, I was getting ready to bring a baby into the world. Amidst all the uncertainty and change that COVID brought, life had to continue. The one constant I found comfort in was the simple idea to ‘pivot and adjust’. It is a friendly reminder to be flexible, go with the flow, and remember that regardless of the plans you have, there may always be something to thwart those plans. 

I never thought I’d be working remotely with a baby, but the silver lining is that I get to plan my day accordingly to allow more time for work while also balancing time with my new addition. 

What other ways are you seeing businesses pivot and adjust? 

How have you personally had to pivot and adjust? 

Susie Isphording Susie is a Strategic Account Executive at Agility Partners. Her recruiting specialties include project managers, scrum masters, product managers, and project leads.