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What is VUCA?
First articulated widely by the U.S. Army War College in the 1990s, VUCA is an acronym for four key characteristics of today's world: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Because of their persistence, these characteristics are driving corresponding changes in organizations everywhere--from strategy, boards of directors, teams, leadership and much more.
What is agility?
Agility is about nimbleness, and when applying the concept to organizations, it typically refers to the ability of an organization and its people to sense and respond effectively to changes in the external environment. Better sensing and responding requires a unique mindset, accompanied by new and emerging tools and practices.