"If you stand still, you’ll fall behind in today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. Movement alone, however, doesn’t guarantee success." ~ Liz Guthridge
Great post by Liz! On her blog, I commented that Liz speaks to a practical tool for VUCA preparedness so well, especially in cultivating a state of strategic agility, a big interest of mine this past year in assisting clients.
Liz is also doing some great things of interest to peer learners via her focus on smart mobs and crowdsourcing. I've dipped my toe in the water in a parallel way to these practices via my experiences facilitating Open Space and Appreciative Inquiry and soon, my first UnConference. All of these practices could be considered VUCA-friendly.
By committing to FLIP (focus, listen, involve and personalize), you’re leading from wherever you are. And you’re serving as a role model to encourage others to be active, not passive, about your responsibilities.
With #3, INVOLVE, Liz talks about smart-mob organizing, bringing together groups of people for a common business challenge or social change. This can easily include social media or other technology.
- Liz is conducting a Best Practice Institute webinar on Change Through Crowdsourcing: How to Use Peer-by-Peer Practices to Transform Organizations on June 19 at 2 pm
With smart mobs, you can collaborate and cooperate in new, clever ways faster and more effective than ever before.
Rather than be content living with uncertainty and ambiguity in a VUCA world, you’re switching them around. You’re showing “agility” instead of “ambiguity” by seeking “understanding” instead of floundering in uncertainty.
Full post here.