#CSDialogue with Sameer Maheshwary, GE Capital on Leading in the VUCA World

 VUCA, at a Glance

The dynamic and fast-changing nature of our world today is best described by VUCA. We are living in a world where volatility and uncertainty have become the New Normal. This is certainly the least that anyone can say of such dangerous and rapidly changing environments where not all the facts or inter-relationships can possibly be known and leaders have to operate without having all the facts or fully understanding the forces that may be influencing a situation.

We are clearly living in a new reality characterised by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, and this new world is here to stay. For businesses to succeed in the future, leaders need to redefine the rightful role of business in society by pursuing responsible growth.
V = Volatility. The nature and dynamics of change, and the nature and speed of change forces and change catalysts.
U = Uncertainty. The lack of predictability, the prospects for surprise, and the sense of awareness and understanding of issues and events.
C = Complexity. The multiplex of forces, the confounding of issues and the chaos and confusion that surround an organization.
A = Ambiguity. The haziness of reality, the potential for misreads, and the mixed meanings of conditions; cause-and-effect confusion.


About The Author

Sameer Maheshwary, CEO – BPMSL, GE Capital India

Sameer Maheshwary has been with GE Company since 1999 and has held various roles of responsibility. In his last role he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital India. He worked on Business Development and was also the Business Leader for Auto Lease and Commercial Distribution FINANCE. Prior to this he has held various roles in the finance organization: CFO Asia Pacific at GE Real Estate International, CFO of GE Commercial Finance Japan, Global FP&A Manager for GE Corporate Financial Services and MF of Diversified Vendor Finance at Capital Solutions. Sameer has spent 4 years on Corporate Audit Staff at GE where he was a Senior Audit Manager. His audits and projects spanned across various countries in GE Capital and GE’s industrial units. Sameer has an MBA from Manchester Business School in UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Delhi University in India. He is married to Dimple and has an 8 year old son Arnavh and 7 month old daughter Ahana.