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.