Become VUCA proof

What is VUCA?

It’s become a popular acronym: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a container for an unpredictable and fast-moving world. It’s also misleading: VUCA blends four distinct types of challenges that demand four distinct types of responses.


That makes it difficult to know how to futureproof organisations and places. It is easy to use VUCA as a showstopper, a way to drop the hard work of change and development. After all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right? Actually, you can. Like biological species, organisations and places are complex adaptive systems that continuously evolve, adapt to change and prepare for the unknown.

How to prepare?

Today's challenge is to shape shockproof organisations and communities. How? Start to change mindsets and explore different approaches. Successful change leaders use frameworks which are built on new disciplines in science such as evolutionary biology, complex adaptive systems and design thinking.

The VucaCanvas® is such a framework. Carved in colorful canvasses and inspiring workshop formats. Seamlessly designed to stimulate conversation about shaping viable organisations and communities. Multiple projects show deep change and tangible impact. Easy to use and ready to go.

What can you do?

Shape a vibrant organisation or community. Become responsive to shocks. Increase adaptive capacity. Embrace agile working. Use new language and powerful narratives. We support teams globally to start applying the VucaCanvas® by facilitating interactive high-impact workshops. Please contact us and we can start co-creating an amazing learning journey. 


Do you want to use the canvasses in your practice? We organise training sessions for practitioners. You will be provided with the full set of skills and materials, combined with the confidence necessary to successfully facilitate workshops for your clients. More information about training opportunities.

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