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What VUCA Really Means for You, Getting Prepared and Agile with It

What VUCA Really Means for You, Getting Prepared and Agile with It | Change Management Resources |

VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a catchall for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!”    It’s also misleading: VUCA conflates four distinct types of challenges that demand four distinct types of responses. That makes it difficult to know how to approach a challenging situation and easy to use VUCA as a crutch, a way to throw off the hard work of strategy and planning—after all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right?

Actually, you can. Here is a guide to identifying, getting ready for, and responding to events in each of the four VUCA categories.

Authors:  Nathan Bennett and G. James Lemoine

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

VUCA is a term from the military, put into popular use by futurist Bob Johansen in 2010, as mentioned in his book, now in a its second edition,  Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World.  The quadrant model depicted, by authors  is handy for thinking through what you can learn and do to be fully prepared and agile enough for this VUCA world.  ~  Deb

Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:31 AM

The world of work is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. As a result it is time to view surprises as the new normal and steady state as the exception. The difference over the past decade is the increasing speed at which leaders need to address multiple challenges, often at the same time.

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Why Traditional Business Transformation Don't Work, & A New Co-Creative Model - Innovation Playground

Why Traditional Business Transformation Don't Work, &  A New Co-Creative Model - Innovation Playground | Change Management Resources |

Over 60% of companies out there are operating from a dated business model. 20% are operating with a mental model that had expired more than 5 years ago.

Business transformation traditionally takes the form of unfreezing to refreezing and bridging the gaps in capabilities, mindset and performance.

The transformation model featured in this blog post by Idris Mootee has a strong future orientation, uses Design Thinking principles, and features a tangible, collaborative co-creation process.

A high-level view is captured by the following formula: Successful Brand-Driven Business Transformation = P+N+C+M+I+F

P = Develop a perspective of the future(s) informed by strategic foresights (both customer and technology contexts) and deep organizational insights;

N = Develop a co-created brand narrative that inspired people re: possibilities and purpose at the core of the story;

C = Develop a compelling case for the need for change developed and shared by all executives, investors, employees and B2B business partners;

M = Map - Develop a practical means to tie innovation (roadmap) and projects to the desired future(s);

I = Design an incentive systems that are aligned to identify and encourage appropriate behaviors compatible with the desired future;

F = Develop feedback mechanism for each stage of the process to monitor progress and provide input for continuous improvement.

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