Managing Talent in the VUCA times

 'Managing Talent in the VUCA times '
Dr. Farida Virani – Speaker and Moderator at the HR Conclave

The dynamic and fast changing nature of our world today is best described by VUCA. VUCA is an acronym developed to describe a multipolar world: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. VUCA provides both opportunities as well as challenges.  Drawing references from major trends and momentous changes happening in the business world, MET – Institute of Management decided to conduct an HR conclave to prepare their students to better understand the intricacies of change and how a single phenomenon may have ripple effects on multiple issues including talent management in organizations. 

The invited eminent speakers were; Mr. Alok Sheopurkar from HDFC Mutual Funds and AMC , Mr. Prashant Khambaswadkar a leading HR socialist  , Mr. Luis Moniz a prominent  Executive Coach, Mr. Nambair Head HR - GoAir, Mr. Vikas Shirodkar - Director Basil and Ex Vice President General Motors and Siemens , Mr. Vijay Deshpande Director -Human Resources, Member of Board SKODA-AUTO India. Through their presentations and discussions the experts deliberated upon the implications of the VUCA environment from both the sectoral and organizational perspective. They also highlighted the possible actions HR leaders must take in order to ensure that the talent within the organization is equipped to handle the volatility and change. Dr. Farida Virani planned, organized and was one of the speakers at the conclave. She also moderated the panel discussions.