Beyond Strategy: Leadership, Futures and Ethics in a Complex World
The basic premise of the “Beyond Strategy”approach is that in business we put up fantasy measures that we call business planning, such as budget planning and strategic planning, which Stacey claims is a political process, primarily as social defences against anxiety.This distorts what we are actually doing and distracts us from the actual direct experiences we are having of each other as what happens through conversation. Another premise is that the most important things we do can‘t be measured. These are open ended conversations around identity of “who are we?” or “What are we doing together?” This is the actual strategy we are involved in and is emergent strategy where we are endlessly searching for enough agreement to take the next steps. The next steps are iterative temporal processes, which are basic patterns of interactions mov-ing recursively through time, of what we are doing together.“Beyond Strategy” can be described as“Leadership, Futures and Ethics in a Complex World.