VUCA is an acronym used to describe or reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations. The notion of VUCA was introduced by the U.S. Army War College to describe the more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous multilateral world which resulted from the end of the Cold War.
Since then it’s become a shorthand for ‘hey it’s crazy out there’, which it is! But it’s not a level of crazy that prevents you from acting as an effective leader – it just requires you to do it differently.
So what does it mean and how do you respond? Let’s break it down:
Leading in a VUCA world – it isn’t easy, but it’s certainly doable.