Why do we need C2? What does it do for us? How is it different from what is already there? When first exposed to C2, many people ask questions like that. And that’s absolutely right--concepts just for the sake of concepts are pretty useless things. If you are willing to invest time to learn something new you should have clear expectations of what will be learned. In this post, I offer an explanation.
What does C2 do?
C2 gives you a theoretical foundation to create a very comprehensive management automation, much better than the vast majority of systems today. It shows you a scientific way to eliminate automation gaps and gradually increase the level of management automation to the highest level possible.
Can this be done without C2? Yes, it can be. However, if you are looking at a sustainable, scientific way of dealing with management automation you will be disappointed. Today’s science will cover only low-level control systems (e.g., Cybernetics, Theory of Control). The automation of management at higher organizational levels is problematic. Science fields like Systems Theory and Organizational Management explore problems at a much broader level and do not give specific instructions on how to build automation. If you need to do that, you have to rely more on art rather than science. And that means reinventing wheels and using a “try and fail” approach.
Thus, if you want to create a SkyNet, a fully automated mine on mars, or if you just want to improve your existing management automation system, C2’s comprehensive automation may show you the way.
But, what does C2 not do?
C2 will only do what was stated above. It is theoretical foundation used to create comprehensive management automation. It is not a magic optimization tool. C2 will not do coding for you. It won’t make screens look better. If you need those, you will have to try something else. What C2 will do is help your organization to be as efficient and productive as possible.