This is the best and only GPS you will need to navigate the VUCA universe: the OEI pathway to clear the path of uncertainty!

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
5 min readMay 29, 2021
Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash


We all have been there, especially men. We are driving, and we are lost.

We are listening to our best music, loudly.

And we don’t want to listen to our partner. We are lost, and we know it.

We just don’t want to admit it. And our ego doesn’t want to ask for help.

The first thing we do? Turn the music down to see more clearly.

Then we resolve to ask for directions.

This is a story of old thanks to our new driving assistant: our GPS — Global Positioning System.

A GPS needs 4 satellites at all time to locate you:

The 4 satellites accuracy.
Source: Giscommons

And a GPS in your navigation application like Waze or Google Maps performs 4 main actions. Let’s first focus on the 3 primary ones:

  1. Orient
  2. Explore
  3. Implement

1. ORIENT — Thanks to the built-in GPS in our smartphone and the constellation of satellites, we are precisely located.

When we launch the GPS, the first thing it does is display our precise location on a map.

2. EXPLORE — The map is the blueprint and the cornerstone of every GPS application in our smartphones.

Thanks to the map, we know if we are on the road. We can see our surroundings. With collaborative platforms like Waze, we can even see other Wazers in real-time.

3. IMPLEMENT — We set our destination, and the GPS application will provide us with an initial route.

As we progress on our journey, we can have live traffic and other unplanned events like incidents or roadblocks. The GPS will take in those inputs and provide us with a new route.


VUCA world shows the unpredictable nature of the world at stake like the situation of

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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