In this book, experts discuss whether volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) represent a challenge or a busines...
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In this book, experts discuss whether volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) represent a challenge or a business opportunity. More intense debates on global climate change, increased turbulence in financial quarters, increased job insecurity and high levels of stress at the workplace are attracting attention in the context of organization behavior and entrepreneurship. Fear and confusion have become part and parcel of business, often undermining trust, cooperation and inspiration. As a response, a new way of organizing self-management has emerged. The book combines practical wisdom from East and West, to develop integrative self-management theory and practice; provides direction to support an integrative mind-set, integrative organization and integrative leadership; and presents VUCA as an opportunity and necessity for development and growth, rather than a threat.
Sharda S. Nandram is co-chair of OMRISE Buurtzorg research group at Banasthali Vidyapith (India), Associate professor at Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands), Co-founder of Praan Group (The Netherlands). Sharda is the author and editor of three well-received Springer books - 'The Spirit of Entrepreneurship' (2006, with Karel J. Samsom), 'Spirituality and Business' (2010, with Margot Esther Borden), and more recently 'Organizational Innovation by Integrating Simplification' published in 2015.
Puneet K. Bindlish is Fellow at Management Development Institute (MDI, India), Researcher of OMRISE Buurtzorg research group at Banasthali Vidyapith (India) and Co-founder of Praan Group (The Netherlands).
Inhalt Swadharma - Self-Righteousness: Towards Intrinsic Guidance by Our Inner Life: Introduction to VUCA.- Spiritual Discernment as a Method of Judgment.- Perspectives of Saint John Chrysostom for the VUCA world.- Making Sense of Organizational Change in Times of Dynamics Complexity: Change Managerialism and Reflexivity.- Living and Leading in a VUCA world: Response-ability and People of Faith.- Maintaining 'Respect for Spirituality' in a Secular Work Environment: A Biographical Account of the Career-Life Journey of a Black Female Practitioner of Declared Faith.- Swavalamban - Self-Reliance: From Sustainability to Self-Reliance: Leadership in the Midst of Transition: Reflections on Self-Reliance, Responsibility and Spirituality.- Spirituality, Family, Socialization and People (Soft) Skills Development for a VUCA World.- Thinking Inside the Box: Applying the Theory of Karma to Make Boundary Judgements in Systemic Interventions.- Rediscovering Transcendence Behind VUCA and Technology.- Swaraaj - Self-Freedom: Towards Meaningful Fulfillment of Life Purposes: Karmic Leadership for a Mindful Existence.- Spirituality in Indian Organizations.- Organisation Development in the Point of Intersection of Competencies and Performance Potentials.- The Use of Mindfulness in a Traumatic VUCA World.- Integrative-ness: Spirituality in Management Education for Building Integrated Self: Insights from Sanskrit Scriptures.- The Embodied Inter-Be(com)ing of Spirituality: The In-Between as Spiritual Sphere in Practically Wise Organizations.- Simplicity in Dutch Initiatives on Food, Care and Money.- Integrating Simplification Theory for Navigating the VUCA: The Case of Buurtzorg Nederland.- Three Pillars of Enlightened Individual Life and Their Realization Through the Practice of Transcendental Meditation.- Listening to Your Intuition: An Integrative Approach to Navigating VUCA.- Integrative-ness Through Pursuing Integrative Intelligence as the Way Forward.
Managing VUCA Through Integrative Self-Management
How to Cope with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity in Organizational Behavior