Team Workshop: VUCA Tools (tm) for a VUCA World
VUCA-Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. A term coined in the 1990’s by the US Army War College, VUCA is now used as an adjective to capture the rapidly changing terrain in our lives, i.e., we all live in a VUCA world. Change is constant, and COVID 19 has added a whole new dimension of stress. The resources and programs businesses need are changing. Clients have different goals, and more urgent challenges. What they need to succeed isn’t the same as it’s always been, and we don’t have all the answers. Of course, each of us individually is stressed too. How can we sustain our energy and succeed in the face of all these challenges?
VUCA Tools™--Values, Us, Curiosity, and Aspirations. VUCA Tools are an antidote to VUCA. They arose from the recognition that thriving in a VUCA world is possible when you have the right tools. With VUCA as our new reality, we have to learn to intentionally engage with changing circumstances. Having a name for what we are experiencing (VUCA) offers useful acknowledgment, but we still want to know what to do about it. We need more concrete tools that give us a handle on change, and enable us to thrive.
This 3-hour session (or two 1.5-hour sessions) provides up to 20 participants with an understanding of:
· Characteristics of VUCA change
· How the threat of VUCA creates stress and what the neuroscience shows about how stress impacts our effectiveness (and that of our business clients)
· The framework and methodologies of four VUCA Tools (Values, Us, Curiosity, and Aspirations) to enable you and the businesses you serve to thrive instead of just survive in the midst of challenging times.
Optional: Participants can access VUCA Tools ebook authored by session facilitator for additional reading and follow-up exercises via Amazon.com or bn.com