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Coordination Capacity of Control

Controlling decisions in the field of social complexity have a function which must not be underestimated. They serve to coordinate the participants, as people with the same function, or with tasks which build upon each other, must work in harmony. This cannot happen by chance or according to mood, but requires focused consideration. Sometimes control is justified primarily because of objective necessities. But if you see organisations as communication patterns over decision-making events, control primarily has a social function: who must communicate with whom, when, about what, and for which purpose? If review meetings are only seen as objective decision-making events, then the participants will only engage when they are objectively affected (and will instead occupy themselves with emails). If all people in meetings have an understanding that it is about control of trust and synchronisation of participants, then the character and the make-up of these meetings change.