Chaos and Innovation

The word ‘chaos’ is used in the Cynefin framework to describe a domain where the agents of a system have no constraints. While the chaotic domain can be a bad place to be, in the right circumstances it can be used to fuel innovation. Liz Keogh has previously posted about isolated idea generation and Cognitive Edge have developed a pattern called Ritual Dissent in order to perform a ‘shallow dive’ into chaos. In this post I’d like to talk about how hack days can be used to do this, provided certain precautions are taken.

Written on August 27, 2016 by: