“Whereas the heroic manager of the past knew all, could do all and could solve every problem, the post-heroic manager asks how every problem can be solved in a way that develops other people’s capacity to handle it“. – Charles Handy (Irish economic and social philosopher)
Although VUCA might seem inescapable in certain industries, you can manage yourself, your team, and your organisation to mitigate its effects. You can even use it to your advantage.
The key to managing in this environment is to break VUCA down into its component parts and to identify volatile, uncertain, complex, or ambiguous situations. Each type of situation has its own causes and resolutions, so you should aim to deal with these one at a time.
One particular framework that you can use to respond to VUCA threats, is called VUCA Prime. The framework recommends that you should do the following:
- Counter Volatility With Vision
- Accept and embrace change as a constant, unpredictable feature of your working environment. Don’t resist it.
- Create a strong, compelling statement of team objectives and values, and develop a clear, shared vision of the future.
- Make sure that you set your team members flexible goals which you can amend when necessary. This allows them to navigate unsettled and unfamiliar situations and react quickly to changes.
In this course, we consider how VUCA is changing the face of teams and the management of teams in today’s world.
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Is this accredited?
This is a short course aimed at personal skills development and is not accredited.
Is this Unit Standard aligned?
This is a short course aimed at personal skills development and is not aligned to any unit standards.
Do I write tests/exams?
You will not be required to write any tests or exams to complete this short course.
Must I submit a Portfolio of Evidence?
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Can I earn exemptions?
This short course is not eligible for exemptions.
Is it available via RPL?
This short course is not eligible for RPL.
Do I need to be employed to enrol?
You do not need to be employed in the industry in order to enrol for the qualification.
Is this a fully online course?
Yes, the course is fully online. The course material is a combination of e-learning, resources, and pre-recorded e-lectures.
Do you offer a blended learning option?
Yes, we offer a blended learning approach. This is available as part of our corporate training and development solutions
Do I need the internet access for this course?
Yes, you do need internet access. A PC or tablet with sufficient connectivity to download learning materials and view videos.
- Lectures 6
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
- In this course, we consider how VUCA is changing the face of teams and the management of teams in today’s world.
Working through this online short course, you will be covering the following: