It’s not possible to lay low, just do what you’re told in your work and try to wait out the downturn. If you’re trying to do so, you may be putting your job and career at risk.
In times of rapid change, there is no such thing as maintaining the “status quo.” In order to add value to your work, you must be committed to continuous learning and growth.
We tend to think that rapid change is something that is only affecting us today. Actually, in different parts of the world, it has been going on for many years. One of the greatest students of change and how people adapt to it was the anthropologist Margaret Mead.