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Applies original thinking in approaching job responsibilities, overcoming challenges, and adjusting to changes in one’s environment.

* This competency pertains specifically to UF Advancement.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Produces creative ways to improve status quo.

Responds in an favorable manner to a changing environment and overcome challenges.

Adjusts to organizational changes and is open to new processes.

Provides innovative solutions for challenges.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Conducts the necessary research to find options to overcome challenges.

Finds inventive ways to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of current strategies within the organization.

Maintains a flexible approach to change.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Benchmarks to incorporate leading practices in the field that benefit the organization.

Encourages and models information sharing with colleagues to enhance team performance.

Anticipates issues and develops “out of the box” approaches and solutions to shape future practices.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Uses bold ideas to create breakthrough moments and impactful results for the department and/or team.

Leads efforts to encourage creativity, resourcefulness, and innovation amongst colleagues and the organization.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adjust to a change in your department, team priorities, or a project. What adjustments did you make and how did you react?
  • Share a situation when you implemented a new idea to solve a problem and/or to enhance a process. Who did you involve and were you successful? What would you do differently?
  • Share about a time when you had to adjust to a colleague’s working style in order to complete a project. Describe the two working styles. How did you change your style?

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