Acting in the Period of Overall Recession
Crisis is a normal thing in the life of people. There is hardly one of us who can’t remember some situation that has thrown him from the measured and stable current of life into an uneasy and anxious situation. Anyway, critical circumstances require to revise the past positions and to develop a strategy in order to reach new goals.
Scientists distinguish two types of crises. The fist group is connected with the natural cycles of development of human’s personality and in general is very positive for every “homo sapiens”. But what is worth discussing more in this period of overall recessions is rapid external crisis. Against our wishes or intentions it can drug us into its destructive vortex. The larger scope it takes, the less strategic islands remain for survival.
But people can react differently to this stressful situation according to their emotional type, way of thinking, personal past experiences etc. So the ways out varies too.
Types of reaction
Generally speaking, we can point out that there are three main groups of people according to the reaction in a stressful situation.
The fist group consists of people who perceive any new situation like a new one. They just follow the main current, adapt to any new circumstances and catch any new chance easily. They are difficult to defeat in one particular situation, but they are usually less effective when a measured and goal-oriented motion is required.
People from the second group are much more though-out. They use only methods proved by time and analyze the situation from their past personal experience. They are very exigent and consecutive.
People from the last group are the most flexible. They can move according to the main current as well as develop their unique goal-oriented strategy. They challenge new situations still being conscious and prudent analyzing the risks.
The first group is the most effective and efficient when it is not bound by any special rules.
The second is absolutely necessary in stable and structured organizations and industries.
The third displays the maximum productivity when they are given some creative space and possibility to express their creative thoughts, reflections and opinions, having team’s support, which is able to restructure the strategy if required.
How Can I Use This Information?
Reflect. Try to feel which group is yours and what type of professional activity can bring you maximum (or at least stable) profit.
The most problematic, even if it can seem strange, is the last group, though having big professional potential, they still face difficulty in finding “their” working place. If you tend to this category, we would advice to look for among small but mobile young organizations, where your potential and wish to express personal ambition can be the target of interest. So if the information received at the interview seems to you to have sense and to be clear and reasonable, while the words “plan”, “profits”, “expenses” are said in the last turn, maybe, it is what you’ve been looking for.