An aspiration of this project is to create a Haphazard Index (Hi), a simple methodology to measure the amount of Haphazardness existing within a business.
Measuring haphazardness within a company may allow the organisation to better understand where to loosen controls and where to tighten methods of working and/or systems.
Inspired by a paper on Haphazard Auditing and Chance vs. Randomness, the Hi will review areas of the business that would otherwise not be noted for adding value. ‘Haphazard sampling’ is a legitimate non-statistical technique used by auditors.
The intention is to adapt the method and apply to the Daily Routine of the employees and systems within the company to discern the amount of haphazardness.
The hypothesis runs that if the level of haphazardness is high, then the employees will be better equipped mentally to manage uncertainty, whereas if it is low, then there is risk of lethargic response?
Drawing heavily from the arts, live events and learning from this project, the Hi will slowly evolve (or not!), to provide business with a scorecard for dealing with uncertainty.
Being able to adapt and roll with the knocks embodies The Artist of all generations, a notoriously precarious profession. The kind of skills an artist needs to be totally resilient could prove invaluable to management and employees in the present political climate.
Image: Triborough Bridge (East 125th Street Approach) | Photo Berenice Abbott (1937)