It seems there is a lot of use in the media of the word “Chaos”. For their take it is more with a simple definition of a dearth of unexplained influences or even, things, in disarray one might try to consider. In clinical tests within a laboratory, one isolates as many variables as they can to focus on just one to three variables for collection and analysis. But is that the real world?
For me, “chaos” is an initial overwhelming presentation of variables. It should be noted, however, the variables have differing influences, quickness, and even in some tangible size. These variables just didn’t happen in a in an instant, but have been brewing, developing, traveling in time to arrive at a point in time to be observed. Some variables may envelop, overcome, or make a process obsolete or a non-entity.
With organizations there is a need for constant monitoring of external influences. Many do this and quite well. However, it is necessary to be able to reach out beyond the immediate to be aware of trends, social changes, developing products, and coming futures.
Thus, “Chaos” can be considered much more than a helter-skelter of influences, but more of an astute awareness of the external environment to be considered into the organization’s decision making processes of whether to conduct a change or not. Which choice is most effective. I leave that up to the reader.