Mention 'command and control' and most people will think in terms of a military context, whereas, 'cause and effect' might more commonly refer to natural phenomena.
Military theory, as defined by Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), has influenced modern political authority to the extent that powers and resources are being delegated to smaller democratic groupings. The evolution of Local Government in the UK should lead to more effective decision-making processes.
Whilst recent legislation has conferred more powers on to Parish and Town Councils, initiative and flexibility of implementation are not discouraged. Consensus driven decision-making seeks to mitigate minority objections in order to achieve more universally acceptable outcomes.
Welcome to the beginning of the Chaordic Age!
Want to learn more? See Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus of the VISA International Credit Card company in 1974.