GIODN Official Blog

Unleashing the Human Potential in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Times through Experiential Learning with Jeff Boyd

 

2020 has been full of uncertainty. Between the pandemic and the elections is it clear that we are living in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) times. In November, GIODN hosted a virtual interactive meeting facilitated by Jeff Boyd entitled Unleashing the Human Potential in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Times through Experiential Learning. The session had participants reflecting on a series of questions and practicing tools to get at the root of where they are during these VUCA times.

Boyd starts off by framing how to focus during VUCA times. Volatility is balanced by vision. Uncertainty is overcome by understanding. Complexity needs clarity. And ambiguity requires agility.

One of the most poignant questions focused on crossroads. Jeff Boyd says “If you are not a crossroads now, then you probably just came from one or about to get to one.” Attendees were broken into small groups to discuss their crossroads. It was a question that helped everyone uncover their vulnerability and empathy.

This GIODN virtual meeting was highly interactive and gave participants ample opportunity to connect and share and grow as OD practitioners. We hope that you will join us for one of our future virtual meetings!

You can watch this session below or visit the GIODN YouTube channel here.