And embrace uncertainty
Why? To match the volatility of your environment
Traditional control systems have run its course if we are not able to make well-founded assumptions about the future. To keep up and stay in control, we must take the dynamic business environment of uncertainty, turbulence and constant changes in assumptions. We are embedding self-regulation within human-centric control frameworks to match the volatility of our surroundings. Using three different perspectives:
#1 Empower teams
To make great decisions and to stimulate initiative and creativity, control must be embedded within the organizational design rather than being imposed. Strengthen by self-regulation, instead of the outdated focus on command & control structures. With an emphasis of controlling increasingly shifting from justifying to motivating and inspiring instead.
#2 Match 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.
#3 Understand performance
To understand performing we need to get a clear picture about to what extent our vision is leading in making smart decisions and our behavior is governed by shared values. If we understand the boundaries we perform within, and we are able to measure results relatively and in a meaningful way, we get an in-depth holistic understanding of what we have achieved.
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 control systems, based on a self-regulating culture, we will become the quickly adjustable and human organizations we need to be.