How to prepare for surprises?

The VucaCanvas® framework is designed to enable organizations, places and eco-systems to assess and calibrate six essential capacities that researchers have identified as hallmarks of those who weather complex uncertain times successfully: adaptive, sensitive, resilient, connective, diverse and cooperative. These capacities are vital for ‘future proofing' organizations and places facing unpredictable circumstances.

The big stress test

Our mettle is being radically stress-tested now. What used to be hypotheticals – 'What if our world was dramatically altered?' – have become today’s realities. The global pandemic is just one of a number of social, economic and technological shocks that are creating internal whiplash for organizations and institutions of every stripe and size.

The acronym 'VUCA' – shorthand for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous – captures the zeitgeist of the times with uncanny precision. What organizations need now, more than ever, is shaping the capacities to deal with such a fast changing and hyper-connected world. Now is the best time to 'VUCA-proof' your organization or place. 

Shaping VUCA-proof organizations and places
 

How do VUCA proof organizations absorb and respond to the unexpected? Nurturing shock-resistant organizations and places starts with understanding the capacities that can be actively cultivated to strengthen responsiveness in the face of unknowns.

 

Focus on specific capacities that have been shown to enable individuals, organisations and places to thrive in VUCA environments such as being adaptive, sensitive to subtle changes, resilient, interconnected, diverse and cooperative.

A new framework
 

The VucaCanvas®, a framework that’s been distilled from years of research on the dynamics of biological and social systems, provide organizations with powerful self-assessment tools for calibrating these capacities.

 

We support change leaders and teams globally to VUCA-proof their organization by facilitating interactive high-impact workshops (on-location and on-line)For change leaders, consultants and students we offer intensive training programs.