This is a great question…once you know what VUCA means?
In the April 7, 2014 issue of Fortune magazine, they have an article by General George W. Casey Jr (retired) who talks about giving a presentation at UNC about this. From his article, he mentions a few key things:
- It’s really difficult.
- Leaders need to “see around corners”
- You need a clear statement of what needs to be accomplished
I think it’s a great framework for start-ups and healthcare in general. We’re in a time of massive change in healthcare. It can lead to people being paralyzed by a lack of a clear future. Leaders need to help their team understand a future vision and give them a clear problem statement to solve. This will help drive action which is critical.
HBR had an article about VUCA also earlier this year with the following graphic: