Skip to main content

The Elite Performer: Improve Your Flexibility

Andy W. Harris
Feb 18, 2013

They say that the quality of life is enhanced by improving the range of motion in the joints of your body. Stretching and maintaining flexibility increases physical and mental relaxation, and also helps prevent stiffness and injury. If stretching our “physical” muscles can provide these benefits, than what benefits can come from stretching our “work” muscles and being more flexible in business? Would a more open environment allow for more opportunities? All too often, we get stuck in the same patterns and behaviors at work. While having effective systems and some consistency is important, many habits may limit what we can do and require constant change and adaptation to our surroundings. Being flexible at the workplace allows you to get along with others much more easily and be more open-minded to new ideas. It allows you to view things from a different perspective and re-evaluate things that may not work. In order to obtain the most favorable advancements in any career, having flexibility is a necessity. The demanding business world we live in requires new and innovative strategies, the use of new technologies, and doing things faster and smarter. We are all required to do more with less and to take on more than what our job description may define on paper. Pushing against change rather than embracing it through a more flexible work environment will bring limitations to those who remain stubborn in their ways. A greater range of ideas and openness can allow you to expand into new areas and try new things, with less resistance and less pressure. A study completed by the When Work Works initiative found that employees of flexible work environments report: ►Greater engagement on the job; ►Greater job satisfaction; ►Greater desire to stay with the organization; ►Better overall health; and ►Lower stress levels. Whether you are an employer or employee, make sure that you set or are set in a flexible work environment. The environment should embrace positive change, technology and creativity, but also be structured with effective and adaptable systems with set expectations for everyone. Having a positive and fun work environment will help balance work and life for any employee, while also benefiting customer service and company profits. Tip of the month … The fourth quarter of 2012 is here. Have a plan and close out the year strong with daily, monthly and quarterly objections. Near the middle of the quarter, begin preparing your business and setting goals for 2013. Next year will be another major year of change, one with new regulations facing the mortgage and real estate industry. The only way to be prepared is to be informed. Andy W. Harris, CRMS is president and owner of Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Vantage Mortgage Group Inc. and 2010-2011 president of the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals. He may be reached by phone at (877) 496-0431 or e-mail [email protected] or visit AndyHarrisMortgage.com.  
Published
Feb 18, 2013
PenFed CU Sees Record Annual Mortgage Lending Volume

PenFed Credit Union announced it's financial highlights from 2021 which includes record annual mortgage lending volume.

Industry News
Jan 21, 2022
Angel Oak Lending Platform Reveals Record-Setting 2021

Last year was a record-setting year for many companies in the mortgage lending space, especially for the Angel Oak lending platform that consists of Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions and Angel Oak Home Loans.

Non-QM
Jan 21, 2022
What Are The Biggest Deal-Breakers For Homebuyers?

The housing market is holding strong but that doesn't mean homebuyers don't have their fair share of deal-breakers when it comes to purchasing a home.

Analysis and Data
Jan 20, 2022
Popular Bank Names National Director Of Residential Lending

Popular Bank named Adam Dejak as its national director of residential lending for Popular Mortgage.

Industry News
Jan 20, 2022
Total Expert Appoints Gaydos As President

Former Talkdesk and SAP senior executive brings extensive cloud, go-to-market, sales, and operations experience.

Industry News
Jan 20, 2022
Sagent Appoints Thompson As Chief Product Officer

Founder of fintech managment consulting firm Consigliera will lead and expand product development.

Industry News
Jan 20, 2022