In today’s continuously changing market, anything can happen at any time. To manage short-term volatility, FP&A practitioners need to follow the core attributes of their company. While volatility can disrupt plans and create panic, the most effective ways to respond is to have a set of guiding principles to organize your thoughts and reactions. Without this, teams can be adrift among the sea of potential responses, chasing different ends and losing focus. Market changes can easily put a wrench in any plan at any time, so it is important to understand how to navigate through the resulting volatility before it happens.