Asymmetrical social factors (refers to disproportionate) factors that influence strategy at all levels; they are all practices that we have, and practice in order to belong to a certain social norm or code of conduct, that influence our views and decision making. We become social around the planning table, and then so too do our customs and cultural rules apply…
These norms of social conduct also differ from one place to the next; home, work, church, sport, the club, and then it also extends into culture etc.
We all prescribe to a certain set of rules, codes, norms, practices, beliefs, principles and in the absence thereof to cultural norms, beliefs and practice. Combined these aspects form the “asymmetrical social factors”.
We don’t function outside of any realm of social influence, like a maverick, free from prejudice, influence, or bias, no, on the contrary we feed from one or even many social inputs; media, friends, education, culture, piers, parents, dogma, belief, all social sources, and this aspect informs perceptions we have on how to do things.
“With strategy everything connects with everything else”, subsequently, we need to understand more about what else is out there that directly influences our strategy.
Starting with ourselves