This is the second part of a two-part article aimed at describing the common elements of adaptive work such as adaptive challenge, demand for learning, responsibility shifts, cultural theories, and the timeframe of adaptive change within the context of the research administration profession during COVID-19. Read Part 1 here.

An adaptive challenge often requires everyone on the team to change daily activities, workplace strategies, and professional preconceptions in order to adapt, survive, and thrive in a changing world. Does that situation sound familiar? The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) represents perhaps the largest global adaptive challenge humanity has faced in the last century. 

Read more on SRA International’s Catalyst: https://www.srainternational.org/blogs/srai-news/2021/05/11/adaptive-work-in-research-administration-during-co