VUCA Expert waltraud_glaeser
Everybody said it will not work. Then one came who did not know that and did it.
Inscription in a remote mountain chapel in the canton of Graubünden (Switzerland)

What does the VUCA world mean for me?

My belief and experience is that people are able to find direction and suitable solutions under the most difficult conditions. Sometimes they grow beyond themselves.
It is therefore more surprising that these skills and potentials seem to be stuck somewhere at a company gate – at least if you listen to the complaints of some managers.
I am firmly convinced that people are able to do a great job and dedicate their interest and motivation to common goals if they can rely on collaborative frameworks and on trust that allows them to take responsibility.

These are essential success factors in order to maintain orientation and to navigate successfully in a VUCA world.
The VUCA world platform wants to support organizations and their stakeholders to develop and deploy self-organizational capabilities and strengthen the required skills and resources especially in these dynamic times influenced by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity to increase individual VUCA fitness.

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Core competence

  • Consulting and support of companies with
    economic and neuroscientific expertise on
    concepts for a VUCA world (VUCA = Volatility,
    Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) and in
    development and change, such as Agile
  • Coaching of decision makers and
    executives in acting in the area of tension
    between management and leadership and
    healthy leadership
  • Team moderation
  • Leadership trainings on Agile methods
    (Scrum, Kanban, Spotify, Lean
    Management, Shopfloor Management etc.)

Selected work experience

  • 1984-1996
    RGW Express GmbH Assistant to the management,
    development and expansion of the operative and
    strategic international airfreight express business
  • 1996- 2011
    Branch manager of a profit center in personnel services,
    member of the business unit management team
  • 2006-2011
    Member of the supervisory board of a company
    listed on the stock exchange
  • 2011- today
    self-employed as systemic change and organizational consultant

Selected projects

  • Strategic development, constitution of the GL
    round in terms of succession planning, various team
    developments and coaching, change communication.
  • Consolidation of the new organisational structure,
    management development, defining requirement profiles
    for the future, competence development
  • Check up of the team constellation, optimization
    of the cooperation with the interface units, anchoring
    of the strategic goals and market orientation.
  • Interim mandate in change management towards
    a role organisation at 5 locations, creation of change
    communication, recording of employee competencies
    and comparison with future requirements, sparring with management

Let's work together!