Understanding the importance of VUCA
and its context
Old ways of leadership have to give way to newer mental models in order to deal with complexity, chaos and constant change
Leading & Managing Change in VUCA
WHAT VUCA MEANS FOR YOU
VUCA is short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. If you want to improve your results and perform at the next level of scale in the context of VUCA, then you must expand your capacities in four quadrants simultaneously.
WE - Culture
Unwritten rules, collective beliefs
Politics, Power Dynamics
Myths and Legends
Political Behaviour, trust, elephant in the room, team performance cycle
ITS - Systems
Organizational structure and design
Lean processes, Operating technologies
Policies, rules, regulations Rewards, Measures, KPIs
VUCA external market, strategic miss-alignment
BEING How and what we think
Intangible, Invisible, Feminine
DOING How we act
Tangible, Visible, Masculine
Adapted from Wilber's Integral Model
making in VUCA
In order to navigate the complexity of this VUCA world and its wicked problems, it is difficult to adapt to the rigidity, certainty and predetermined linear outcomes, as uncertainty is the new norm.
My twelve years in the trenches designing and delivering team coaching services have led me to conclude that the AQAL Integral Framework developed by Ken Wilber is, by far, the most precise map currently available for my “articulated” theory of change within a systemic team coaching context.
AQAL itself stands for “All Quadrants, All Levels,” which is short for “All Quadrants, All Levels, All Lines, All States and all Types,” which are the five dimensions or elements that Wilber uses to define reality.
The AQAL map ensures that you are utilizing the full range of resources for any situation, with the greater likelihood of success because all experiences have both interior and exterior components in singular and collective forms.
What our clients say
We in the management team of Nox Medical have enjoyed coaching of Bernard Chanliau over the last few months. He has proven to be resourceful and analytically thinking, reading the skills, strengths, and weaknesses of the team members correctly along with the dynamic of the team. He is direct and straight to the point and provided us with feedback that triggered both organizational and structural improvements that has made our management team stronger and the company better.
Chief Technology Officer at Nox Medical