UNCERTAINTY is currently a hot topic, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has been an increasingly large part of life for some time.
this strategy is used most often as it is the default position, protecting us from the impact of uncertainty. It involves a form of “battening down the hatches” and hoping it will all go away.
with this strategy we tend to accept that much of what is happening is outside our control. Instead of focussing on things we can do nothing about, we can focus instead on what we can control
this strategy can be used responsibly or irresponsibly to “shake things up” if they are stuck or where the status quo needs to be challenged. Used responsibly, it can create major shifts in habits that are no longer helpful. Used irresponsibly it can give rise to anarchy.
this is a more scientific approach, It works well where there is time to seek out the evidence, try out options and make informed decisions on the way forward. It can be less useful when resources are limited and time is of the essence.
this strategy uses power and influence to take control and impose actions and solutions on the situation. It can be appropriate in a crisis but its downside is dictatorship and autocracy.
- Making time to think & reflect
- Thinking strategically
- Exploring and experimenting
- Acting decisively