VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity! That’s your big reality.
Here’s why you need to think about how you manage complexity – with a look back at a Q&A I did with a company that specializes in managing complexity.
Beneath the surface of normalcy lies a hidden layer of complexity. A few years back, I was the opening keynote speaker for the Quintiq World Tour in Philadelphia — they’re an organization that specializes in software to help to manage complexity within supply chains and more. I promised them a pre-event teaser video they could share – it was summertime, so I was out on a golf course, but got it done.
Here’s my keynote description:
Accelerating the Business in an Era of Fast Change
Industries are being transformed by a world of constant, relentless change, and the future belongs to those who are fast. Understanding, preparing for, and managing the growing complexity in your supply chain and operations will increasingly become the challenge of our time. Whether it’s fast business model disruption, the impact of hyper-connectivity through the Internet of Things, or faster transformation of entire industries through advancements such as 3D printing and self-driving vehicles — wherever you look, there are undeniable, transformative forces at work.
Join us as futurist Jim Carroll takes us on a voyage of the transformative trends of our time, and the strategies that organizations are pursuing to master fast change. Jim speaks to organizations worldwide on issues of future trends, disruption, and innovation. His clients include NASA, Disney, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the National Australia Bank and Nikon.
What did I cover? Here’s a small sampling – complexity in a fast world!