Storytelling a Perfect Plan in the VUCA World

Is storytelling a perfect plan even possible in today’s VUCA world?

An architect has a plan in place, we call it the blueprint. Blueprint is executed to perfection, or at-least that is the goal. As such an architect’s day to day task is mostly predictable.

A gardener however, deals with immense uncertainty. She is not sure if the seed will become seedling, if the sunlight will be enough, if the rain will come.There is high degree of uncertainty and low degree of predictability. But still many gardeners drive great outcomes.

How do they do that?

Because the gardeners have developed a skill. A skill that allows her to either react based on what is happening or notice the symptoms and take a preventive action. Working with uncertainty is a norm for her, as most things are out of her control.

But in this VUCA world we should be more like gardeners who have the skill to respond to the change or symptoms of change. Gone are the days to storytell perfect plans.

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