Let’s start with Leadership in a VUCA world!
Parallax Consulting’s current focus and research is on what’s required for leaders and organizations to survive, and thrive, in this unpredictable world. The whole game has changed – economically, politically, socially, financially, ecologically – and the new normal is definitely VUCA: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Responding to this world requires leadership that’s prepared to handle uncertainty and organizations that encourage employees to participate fully.
This focus is the next natural step in the evolution of our work over the past 30+ years. And, because … VUCA is the “new normal,” it’s the next necessary step for our clients.
We have been providing practical and effective guidance on leadership, teams and complex adaptive change since 1992. Several years ago, the critical need for a different set of individual leadership characteristics and skills became apparent to us as we watched clients (some ours, some not) “waiting” for things to go “back to normal” – for things to become predictable and known again. We believe that’s an unlikely future. Instead, ongoing change, increasing unpredictability, and even more VUCA seem a surer bet.