Control is an illusion
Most organisations delude themselves that they are in control because they have surrounded themselves with rigid rules and procedures, micro-managers and planners dedicated to predictability and certainty. Most business schools inculcate a rational approach to business. But according to Martin Thomas in “Loose: The Future of Business is Letting Go: How to Break the Rules of Business”, in the complex, non-linear world we live in, the challenge is how to embrace the chaos and ambiguity of modern life.
The future is loose
The future is not rigid but loose – loose organisations, loose management styles and loose ways of working. Loose thinking is still at odds with all but the most progressive organizations, with many businesses …