During our recent event Daria Mateljak introduced the concept of VUCA. It's a description of how to approach complex systems.

Our ability to face changes in the overwhelming and dynamic world begins with our understanding of what a VUCA world really is. — Daria Mateljak

It stands for:

  • Volatility - Rapid changes and uncertainty, the system is constantly adapting and so must you
  • Uncertainty - Cannot know everything, the outcomes are not predictable so diversity is used to allow for operation in multiple environments
  • Complexity - interconnect and interdependent, complexity cannot be controlled so instead seek to create context
  • Ambiguity - being open to interpretation to fully understand the environment

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Here's a follow up video with the key points and an amazing quote:

Leaders have to focus on creating the context that enables the emergence of the desired outcomes

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