Speed is a game changer and being able to move at high velocity is essential. To keep up and stay responsive, we must tackle the dynamic business environment of uncertainty, turbulence and constant changes in assumptions. Traditional control systems have run its course if we are not able to make well-founded assumptions about the future. We need to enable organizations to consciously organize to meet the challenges of reality, rather than having the brutal logic of the market force change upon them.

Getting there

To take reality seriously demands a radically different approach. Integrative Controlling is our philosophy to embrace the dynamics of uncertainty instead of assuming that we can predict the future with confidence. A human-orientated control framework, designed consciously, for teams and people to perform within. With different and wider boundaries but also with new and improved rules of the game. Using three different perspectives:

Self-regulation.

Rather than being imposed, control must be embedded within the organizational design. Strengthen by self-regulation, instead of the outdated focus on command and control structures. The emphasis of controlling is increasingly shifting to motivating and inspiring instead of justifying.

Matching volatility.

A business controlling system can only be successful if it is as dynamic as the environment it is part of. Designed outside to in around the nature of its markets and the way it chooses to compete within them. With a flexibility that at least matches the volatility of its surroundings.

Organizational cohesion.

In order to successfully make significant changes in the way that that a business works it is important to treat processes, governance and structure as complementary interacting components of the organization’s control system. If we are restructuring or change one element isolated, it will fail to deliver the promised benefits.

Organizations that are able to respond effectively to their environment and mobilize the energies and talents of their people, will be able to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead. If we use integrative business control systems, based on adaptive processes and distributed decision-making, we will become the quickly adjustable and human organizations we need to be.

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We have to learn to handle
the surprises that we face every day
speaker
Koen Jansen
Koen Jansen
I like to challenge organizations to look at their processes from a different perspective. Challenging them to seek improvement. It’s the dynamics of change that makes it worth while.