The notion of VUCA was introduced by the U.S. Army War College to describe the more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, multilateral world which resulted from the end of the Cold War. The acronym itself was not created until the late 1990s, and it was not until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that notion and acronym really took hold. VUCA was subsequently adopted by strategic business leaders to describe the chaotic, turbulent, and rapidly changing business environment that has become the “new normal.”
The new VUCA environment is taxing even the most able of leaders who may find their skills growing obsolete as quickly as their organizations change in this volatile, unpredictable landscape. Leadership agility and adaptability are now required skills if organizations are to succeed in this VUCA world. A Business Imperative for a VUCA World says, to succeed, “leaders must make continuous shifts in people, process, technology, and structure. This requires flexibility and quickness in decision making.” A recent BCG study concluded that organizations today must shift their business models—and their leadership skills—to become “adaptive firms.” Adaptive firms can adjust and learn better, faster, and more economically than their peers, giving them an “adaptive advantage.”
HR and talent management professionals must position their organizations to succeed in today’s turbulent business environment by developing agile leaders. Applying the VUCA model as a framework to re-tool leadership development models may enable HR and talent management professionals to identify and foster the leaders their organizations need now and in the future.
Speakers for the Conclave:
Tejaswy Rama: One common passion that he enjoys all through these phases is people, people & people. It is with great enthusiasm and passion that he meets his clients, listens to them, understands their needs and aspirations and serves them. He feels equally blessed to work with EY that has a plethora of highly intellectual and stimulating people who are passionate about serving client through their offerings.
His spirits are upbeat. He likes to discover synergies with the Client and helps them win that incremental piece of business creating waves of trust and shaping the business at its best. “Through our Exceptional Enterprise Model, our clients will no longer have to settle with state of art solution but they also enjoy exceptional client service.” He adds, “generating leads, nurturing them into lifetime relationships and delivering profound impact are the driving factors of my mind, body & soul.”
Other Interests: Speaks regularly at various Business Schools & Engineering Colleges and Business Associations on topics related to Services Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Private Equity, Emergent Leadership, Economic & Sectoral Landscape etc.
Dr Suresh Kumar: A passionate HR facilitator: Business and People Development. Heading HR functions of Aurobindo Pharma INC- Formulation Division and Formulation R&D. Linking HR systems and processes with business deliverables, Leadership Development, Talent Engagement, Organisational Transformation, Performance Management and Operational Excellence
BC MOULI: 15+ years’ experience in Human Capital Management. Expertise lies in competency modelling, performance management, strategy deployment through balanced scorecard approach, leadership development, building capability in people & organisations. Designed Assessment/Development centers; Conducted assessments for succession planning; selection and development (As a lead Assessor for various managerial levels). Provided executive coaching and career coaching support; Facilitated change successfully in implementing HR solutions; Planned and managed projects including resource planning & allocation. Clients: IT; Telecom; Engineering & Service industries. Specialties: Performance Management; Balanced Scorecard; Competency Modeling; Succession Planning; Workforce Optimization; Organisation Structuring; Leadership Development.
Sai is a very focused individual with high integrity. Result oriented and an organized professional, Sai has in-depth knowledge of HR process & Business. A good mentor who always shares knowledge, Sai is very hard working and is a kind-hearted person.
GR REDDY (Moderator)
GR is an exceptional human being. Always cheerful, always willing and always keen to learn from the circumstances that come his way, he is a great thinker and is much ahead in his ideas about the HR segment. He is one of those fine human beings who are amazingly good at implementing ideas into practice. GR is a popular personality in the HR domain and cirlces and he is very well networked This makes him a perfect entrepreneur.