Chaos drives innovation

Chaos drives disruption and disruption triggers innovation.

In general we should capture any failure as an asset full of learning value. Capturing chaos to drive innovation is the same principle writ large. Never let a good crisis go to waste. Be ready, have the experimental results, have the thinking already done.

Cynefin talks about inducing or finding ourselves in chaos; then constraining the situation or allowing it to "cool" moving us to a complex situation, and learning.

One of my clients is a good example in IT, where a damaging project triggered a wholesale change in ways of working:

Syndicate content