How digital workplace teams can thrive in a VUCA world

We're operating at a time when change is moving with velocity. We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world – but what does that really mean and why should digital workplace teams and leaders care?

In this latest conversation, host Nancy Goebel is joined in the Digital Workplace Impact studio by Maureen Ennis, Chief Change Catalyst, Hybrid Workforce Expert and Founder of Thrive. Maureen’s mission is to partner with executives to build highly productive, cohesive teams that are based on trust as a foundation for collaboration, productivity and transformative growth.

Together, the pair discuss Maureen’s recently published research on high-impact teams along with the frameworks she uses for leading such teams in worlds full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. They examine the need to balance the head, heart and hands; the importance of building relationships; and the many challenges, including how to achieve the best mix of collaborative versus asynchronous work.

DWG predicts that digital workplace leaders will start 2024 as chaos coordinators but may well finish as outriders. So, listen now, for a conversation that highlights just what can make a difference when leading digital workplace teams and helping them to thrive in a VUCA world.

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Nancy Goebel took over as CEO at the start of 2023. Previously, Nancy was DWG's Managing Director, Member Services, with responsibility for global expansion. Nancy has hosted the Digital Workplace Impact podcast since 2021.


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Maureen Ennis is a high-performance team and executive coach, and change consultant. Known for her future-forward approach, Maureen uses her Big Impact Team™ methodology to partner with executives to build highly productive, cohesive teams based on trust, the foundation for collaboration, productivity and transformative growth.

“As a change leader, in the beginning of my career we would always use the phrase ‘We live in a rapidly changing world’ – but now we use VUCA more. It conveys more; it conveys the fact that where we are now is that change can be drastic and disruptive, and we need to be prepared for that. We need to live in a way where we know that's coming. For digital teams and all teams to be successful and thrive in a VUCA world, we need to be resilient and adaptive, responding to the circumstances while staying focused on things like the organization's mission.”


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