Innovation optimal growth condition is in between chaos and order. Since I already touched on disruption, Disruption optimal growing condition is in chaos and Ideate in order.

The principles of Self-management and self-organization are tuned to create ongoing conditions for being on the edge between chaos and order and if you add into the mix the #NoSilos (hybrid groups of expertise instead of departments) as a strong spice, you even increased the frequency that your group will be in the great zone between chaos and order.

It takes people time to find the balance between chaos and order that works for them, and obviously, it takes a different period of time to different people. In this adjusting time, chaos will be more dominant but don’t worry it is just a matter of time until it will be more order. People tend to see the chaos and get back to order by reverting to hierarchy, be aware of it.

When people find their own balance, creativity and innovation are going to pour like heavy rain and surprise you every day. Be supportive and let the laws of evolution to work on innovation. Don’t kill innovation, evolution will do it for you and innovation is going to evolve that way to higher and higher levels.

If you have the need for disruption and the ability to deal with chaos, increase the level of chaos for each individual in the group (or for all of them together, although the risk will be much higher) and you’ll start to see disruption released into the air. Not at the same pace of innovation, but enough to end up with one disruption that will give you a significant competitive advantage.


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