Is there such a thing as an ‘out of control’ company?
Dictionary.com defines ‘out of control’ as:
Not under management or direction; unmanageable or wild.
The first term uses control in the sense of “restraint,” a usage dating from the late 1500s; the variant ‘out of hand’ uses hand in the sense of “power” or “authority,” and dates from the late 1800s.
We know that forest fires, debts, children and even budgets can reach the stage of being ‘out of control’ but what about companies?
Well, perhaps they can and in most cases restraint, or a lack of, appears to be the key.