Much of what we read encourages us to experiment, test, and adopt and adapt the better ideas as they survive, and evolve. I am a great advocate of this approach, but the downside is that an apparent ad hoc mindset, a lack of planning discipline, may allow the basic performance measurement disciplines of  to fall away.

It is another management paradox, you have to be flexible and agile or “loose” to succeed, but to succeed you must have “tight” management to ensure the choices made have the backing a data, and strategic fit, not just the result of somebody’s  good idea when they woke up that morning.