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Surviving the Techstorm by Nicklas Bergman

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In recent years, organizations have become more and more aware of the fact that “uncertainty is the new normal”. It is likely that the business world we used to know, where strategic planning was simply extrapolating a trend, based on the past couple of years, has come to an end. Instead we see the emergence of a new understanding and acceptance of the fact that different perspectives on uncertainty and ambiguity are essential for future success.82

As with many other management approaches, this field has its roots in the military. In the 1990s, the acronym VUCA was introduced, short for vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.83 The original purpose of this approach was to address strategic foresight and insight ...

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