Driving a culture of innovation in a VUCA world

We are living in a VUCA world where the success or resilience of the organization depends on the preparedness and ability of their managers to cope with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) by being more agile and lean. Add to the VUCA a crisis like a pandemic and we see how a crisis becomes an opportunity and sets the wheels of change as organizations strive to become resilient.

Innovation is a state of Mind

Before we talk about innovation and how it happens, I want to highlight 2 key skills; Creativity and Problem-solving. Those two I feel are the hardest "soft" skills to develop or maintain. Being “creative” doesn’t mean having an aesthetic background or artistic flair. As Steve Jobs said: Creativity is just connecting things, spotting connections to make things simpler is what we all strive for. On a personal note, I cannot think of a single project I’v