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It’s become a well used acronym in the past few months: VUCA, short for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, and a catchall for “Hey, it’s crazy out there!” The notion of "VUCA" is gaining popularity as a term to cover the various dimensions of this ‘uncontrollable’ environment. In various posts and articles, we read, for example, about a "VUCA World". But what does being in a VUCA world really mean? Sure, VUCA is an acronym. It stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. Is that helpful? Maybe. Does it help us to make sense of what's going on? Or does it allow us to feel uncertain even more? It's easy to use VUCA as a crutch, a way to throw off the responsibility and hard work of planning—after all, you can’t prepare for a VUCA world, right? How about if we were to change the words around a little? After all they are only words... V = Versatility U - Unlimited C - Calm ( or clarity) A - Adaptable How does that make you feel?

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