Predictability is a prerequisite to autonomy.

People invest themselves into what they control, and control is delegated by decision rights owners; this may all add up to a fairly predictable situation worth investment and exercise of autonomy. Without the predictability though, natural risk aversion may lead to lack of investment.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)