Bresson's approach would have been useless if he had a sticky shutter (or maybe a cheap digital camera with shutter lag). The Decisive Moment would have passed him by and his photos would have been ordinary, if not bad. These are the times where action has to be made. Now. Immediately. In business, we are all pieces that make up the whole camera. If, as leaders, we put someone into a position of management we must trust that person with being decisive. The more we second-guess their decisions the more "sticky" they become until they are the sticky shutter.
Let's capture our moments in time and not become sticky shutters.
Its OK to send a camera off for a cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment from time to time to make sure things are moving as smoothly as possible. What is less desirable is opening up the camera every time you are ready to press the shutter button to make sure each cog is doing its job just the way you want it to.
Often this is a matter of filling in positions of trust simply because of a perceived or published hierarchy despite not having the right person to entrust the job to. But why do our hierarchies have to be so rigid?
Flexibility - With just a little flexibility we can work around issues of unfilled hierarchy until the right person comes along - or even find that we have been developing that person within the organization all along. Flexibility allows this by spreading our trust around. If we aren't flexible with all areas of our organization we may miss pressing the shutter.
There are many ways we can make sure our organizations are working smoothly and efficiently but trust in the abilities of each other makes sure that when we see the decisive moment our shutter doesn't get stuck.