Tolerance for chaos : a key to efficiency ?


Vincent DESPORTES

Former director, Collège interarmées de défense (French military school), Professor, HEC Business School and Sciences Po


Amar DRISSI

Executive vice president in charge of industrial operations, OCP

Seminar Guest speakers | Monday January 21, 2013 - 19h - 21h15

This session brings together two worlds, both confronted with uncertainty : the army, plunged into the blur of wars which are unequal in the face of an unpredictable enemy ; and large companies, battling the complexity associated with globalised political, economic, societal and environmental issues, as well as their own complex internal situations. In spite of these different contexts which are equally marked by chaos, a few principles of action can emerge, based on faith in individual initiatives currently in practice, the necessity for shared core values, and a clear vision of the end goal. This talk, presented by an army general and a strategist in transition management, highlights the advantages of such a rapprochement which puts pay to typical stereotypes and misconceptions.

The entire article was written by:

Pascal LEFEBVRE

This session was published in issue n°102 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled L'ordre et le chaos.