Storytelling in a VUCA world

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How to use storytelling in organisations in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world

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THRIVING IN A VUCA WORLD Roundtable organised by Welingkar’s WE School IHC, New Delhi :

THRIVING IN A VUCA WORLD Roundtable organised by Welingkar’s WE School IHC, New Delhi Dr Amit Nagpal, Chief Inspirational Storyteller New Delhi www.dramitnagpal.com

What is a VUCA World?:

What is a VUCA World? V = Volatility. The nature and dynamics of change, and the nature and speed of change forces and change catalysts. U = Uncertainty. The lack of predictability, the prospects for surprise, and the sense of awareness and understanding of issues and events. C = Complexity. The multiplex of forces, the confounding of issues and the chaos and confusion that surround an organization. A = Ambiguity. The haziness of reality, the potential for misreads, and the mixed meanings of conditions; cause-and-effect confusion . (Source – Internet)

Approaches to navigate the VUCA world:

Approaches to navigate the VUCA wo rld Stronger need for forecasting Take a holistic view (systems thinking) Contigency planning Patience, sensemaking and engagement with uncertainity Thought leadership and reflection Scenario creation Decentralisation Flexibility and quick response Resilience Leadership Agility (www.agility3r.com) Velcro organisation where people are combined and rearranged quickly

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The VUCA Challenge How Storytelling helps? Why Storytelling? Volatility Provides familiarity in chaos Explains precautions and expected chaos (mergers for example) Provides familiarity in chaos (Hence reduces stress) Easier for brain to absorb and remember Future forecasts are expectations and like stories, they are a myth in that sense Uncertainty It can create hope through an expected happy ending, even if it is “And they accepted challenges happily thereafter” Mental preparedness through hinting and metaphor Complexity Stories simplify and in edutainment form can be easier for employees to absorb Thriving in a VUCA World with Storytelling

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The VUCA Challenge How Storytelling helps? Why Storytelling? Ambiguity Finding clarity through intuition and sage wisdom (New role models required) Storytelling integrates multiples objectives and formats, hence cross cultural and transgenerational. Hence holistic Powerful tool to train employees to embrace cultural change Form an emotional connect with audience Stories are memorable or stay back in memory Need for flexibility and agility Inspire through heroes of the stories and inspirational storytelling of winning against all odds Unexpected competition Stories can prepare employees for unexpected twists and turns, which arise in ambiguous environment Global competition Need to be world class and cross cultural. Thriving in a VUCA World with Storytelling

Thank You :

www.dramitnagpal.com Thank You Find out more about “The Power of Storytelling” here http://bit.ly/1bJsCWC

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