In a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world, business is in a constant state of flux. Eddie Botes knows it is important that leaders and organisations today can change, flex and adapt to the VUCA world around them to succeed.
The increasingly speedy, rocky and complicated landscape in which we operate, one with the new challenges of changing workplace demographics, globalisation and disruptive technology, leave more unknowns than ever before and moves at continued pace, changing the playing field altogether.
Every organisation is confronted with persistent, recurring problems. They often fall back on obvious solutions such as applying new technologies, recruiting experts or improving communication processes. In most cases, this is done in a hierarchical way with the top layer of management being responsible for finding the right solutions. An adaptive challenge allows problems to be identified more accurately and involves the entire organisation in the search for possible solutions.
Adaptive Leadership can help when there are no easy solutions available. It’s a critical skill for anyone looking for systematic changes in an increasingly complex world. Adaptive leaders learn to control the context through experiments. They cultivate a diversity of viewpoints to generate many options.
They lead with empathy, reward their employees’ performance with autonomy and independence and find winning solutions for all stakeholders.Leaders today require a new set of adaptive competencies to thrive in the 2020’s.