Managing VUCA Through Integrative Self-Management

How to Cope with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity in Organizational Behavior

  • Sharda S. Nandram
  • Puneet K. Bindlish

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Swadharma: Self-Righteousness: Towards Intrinsic Guidance by Our Inner Life

  3. Swavalamban: Self-Reliance: From Sustainability to Self Reliance

  4. Swaraaj: Self-Freedom: Towards Meaningful Fulfillment of Life Purposes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Anindo Bhattacharjee, Sandeep Singh
      Pages 161-169
    3. Gurinder Singh, Alka Maurya, Veenus Jain
      Pages 171-181
  5. Integrativeness

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-335

About this book


In this book, experts discuss whether volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) represent a challenge or a business opportunity. More intense debates on global climate change, increased turbulence in financial quarters, increased job insecurity and high levels of stress at the workplace are attracting attention in the context of organization behavior and entrepreneurship. Fear and confusion have become part and parcel of business, often undermining trust, cooperation and inspiration. As a response, a new way of organizing self-management has emerged. The book combines practical wisdom from East and West, to develop integrative self-management theory and practice; provides direction to support an integrative mind-set, integrative organization and integrative leadership; and presents VUCA as an opportunity and necessity for development and growth, rather than a threat.


Spiritual discernment Hannah Arendt’s discovery of judgment Saint John Chrysostom Mindfulness at work VUCA analysis Dynamic complexity Change managerialism Secular work environment Religious ethics Business ethics Responsible leadership Self-reliance Jaspers Sloderdijk Heidegger Value-driven management

Editors and affiliations

  • Sharda S. Nandram
    • 1
  • Puneet K. Bindlish
    • 2
  1. 1.Praan GroupHalfwegThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Praan Group HalfwegThe Netherlands

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