– Faster and faster, more and more complex –
What a crazy world we live in 🌍
in which change and complexity overwhelm us with the force of a tsunami.
There is even a technical term for it:
The VUCA world
【V】Volatility – Rapid change and huge bandwidths.
【U】Uncertainty – Future unclear even with great experience
【C】Complexity – Countless variables and dependencies
【A】Ambiguity – Unclear relationships of cause & effect.
You can’t control this world, but you can learn to ride the wave.
This is true for managers as well:
Typical command & control management methods are no longer applicable.
Because the necessary prerequisites no longer exist in VUCA:
❌ Without consistency of products, customers, competitors 👉🏻 no clear process specifications & sets of rules.
❌ Without long-term forecasts and planning 👉🏻 no MbO and target agreements
❌ Without clear, controllable facts 👉🏻 no central decision-making
❌ Without clear cause and effect 👉🏻 no individual bonus systems
Try an environment where the team can make the decision for the best way forward themselves:
【V】Vision – Everyone knows where they want the journey to go.
【U】Understanding – All the necessary information is available to everyone.
【C】Clarity – Everyone has clarity about all the framework conditions
【A】Agility – Fast adaptation according to the latest knowledge