I had a nice New Year’s breakfast with a friend and we were talking about VUCA. Yeah… I live on the edge!
If you’re not familiar, VUCA stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The acronym was first described in 1987 and adopted by the U.S. Army War College to describe the multilateral world resulting from the end of the Cold War. I don’t think I have to go into much deeper detail to convince you that those four words also describe our new normal in business, and by extension, Human Resources. Every day another issue, another worry, another