The dynamic nature of today’s world has impacted how situations are addressed and projects are managed.
The abbreviation VUCA stands for situations that are volatile (V),uncertain (U), complex (C) and ambiguous (A). Business and industry sectors have recognized a growing need to
enhance skills that enable them to deal with VUCA situations, i.e. with unexpected scenarios and events such as financial crisis, unstable software systems and natural disasters.
The engineering programs at Reykjavik University run this September a two day “Disaster Week” to analyze the VUCA factors specifically with a group of 230 first-year students, working in 40 teams. A survey, focusing specifically on the VUCA aspects and the dynamics within individual teams, was carried out, including four different components of VUCA.
To know more:
- Challenging Engineering Students with Uncertainty in a VUCA Situation.
Audunsson, H., Fridgeirsson, T. V., and Saemundsdottir I.
In Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference, KIT, Kanazawa, Japan, June-July, 2018.
by Siegfried Rouvrais