uncertainty (4)

8028340460?profile=originalVUCA relates to threats that people and enterprises often encounter.  The acronym reflects the constant, dramatically-transforming, and unpredictable world.  The concept originated in 1987, based on the theories of Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus.  The term was first used by U.S. Army War College to describe the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous general conditions globally.

The acronym found traction after 2002, when it was considered an emerging idea to be discussed among the strategic le

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In their new book Beyond Performance: How Great Organizations Build Ultimate Competitive Advantage (2011), McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Colin Price make some interesting observations about organisational transformation and the achievement of excellence.

Leaders wanting to „beat the odds‟ must find answers to questions related to:

  • Dramatically (and quickly) improving the organisation‟s performance
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of transforming an organisation
  • Ensuring that performance improvement
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ISO 31000 and Objectives

ISO 31000 is becoming a popular risk framework, a credible alternative for COSO and many organisations across the planet are now selecting this approach for formalizing their internal risk programs directly. Actually, ISO 31000 is probably taking the lions share of market interest for risk management at present and that isn't such a bad thing.

One aspect that sets ISO aside from many other risk frameworks in use, is its clear delineation yet connection between an objective and the objectives unce

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Understanding Risk

There's a lot of nonsense about risk and complexity at the moment, notwithstanding the good work by a few people.

Let's remember that at the heart of things there are people, experts, stakeholders, employees and communities. Everybody shares a little bit of information about what has happened, what will happen, what we need to watch out for, and for any given situation, what we need is a multi-level open discussion with everybody involved. The conversation needs to be a structured, balanced, coll
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