VUC^it

The digital world of work challenges us all. Remote work makes the organization of your own work more demanding and changes teamwork.

Methods &
Principles

VUC^it is scientifically based, accompanied self-learning for the new world of work, based on agile methods, principles from design thinking, behavioral sciences and positive psychology. What do we mean by that? You can find out here:

The world has not only been VUCA since Covid-19, i.e. Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. Permanent change and uncertainty shape our society and our work - triggered primarily by the possibilities of digitization. Best practices need to be reviewed; we know that the way we work together is changing, and that self-organized work is becoming more and more important, not only in the home office but also in everyday work on-site.
Frontal teaching and passive knowledge acquisition no longer work. In a constantly changing world, everyone needs the initiative and the ability to acquire knowledge and apply it in practice anytime, anywhere. And self-learning is most effective when it is accompanied by experts, but also by colleagues - because we can only develop further through feedback from others.
As Einstein once said: Learning is experience. Everything else is just information. Because we remember what we experience and not what we read or hear. That is why it is essential to apply what you have learned in everyday life. And if this is done in small, regular stages, we even increase our chances of success!
In order to really do something different or even enable innovation, Design Thinking helps as a creative method. We rely on the process, focus on people and consistently ask ourselves how we can solve their problem. Agility, i.e. mobility, is the prerequisite to create something new. We rely on our empathy, experiment in small steps and make abstracts immediately visible - and then start over again!
A fundamental understanding of human behavior is required for one's own further development and change. Both behavioral economics and neuroscience play a role: How does the brain process information? What is behind our emotional reactions and how do we make decisions? With such foundations it is possible to recognize our patterns and also to change them. The brain is like a muscle that can be trained.
Positive psychology is a scientific research and application to strengthen optimal human performance, thus helping to prevent burnout - not only in people but also in organizations. In contrast to traditional, deficit-oriented psychology, positive psychology deals with the positive aspects of human beings, such as happiness, optimism, security, trust, individual strengths, forgiveness or solidarity.

Competences

In order to be successful in the digital world of work, you will train 7 competences with the digital coach that will support you in these challenges:

Describes your competence, to anticipate the causes and effects of your actions and to be able to act accordingly. An important component is your mindfulness, which primarily enables you to perceive yourself and the environment. Your values ​​always serve as a “compass” of what is important and what is not.
Describes your competence in aligning your behavior with a goal. This requires self-organization, self-motivation and an overview in your area of ​​competence, enabling you to take initiative and make decisions.
Describes your competence to recognize and analyze the interplay of different factors and to break them down into actionable steps. You will also be able to ask critical questions and form your own opinion. You are able to make decisions even under uncertainty, i.e. in the presence of incomplete information.
Describes your competence to express yourself in a clear manner that is understandable and recipient-oriented. For efficient communication it is required to be a careful listener, empathic and open to other perspectives, thus requiring the disposition to reveal your thoughts and feelings.
Describes your willingness to interact productively and constructively with other people in a group. Important foundations of your collaborative skills are the will to cooperate and integrate, the ability to deal with criticism and conflict, empathy and acceptance.
Describes your ability to imagine something that doesn't exist. With it you train the flexibility in your thinking and the ability to get involved with the unknown. The prerequisite is your willingness to experiment, accept mistakes and learn from them.
Describes your competence in working towards a common goal within a team, and to drive forward your team’s visions. The aim is to create an environment in which trust is created and everyone can contribute with their potential. You need social skills to encourage and motivate your colleagues.