I bet most people who read the title think this relates to the chaos that HR teams face on a regular basis. Add up the number of people in an organization and multiply that by each individuals thoughts, ideas and perspectives and you are bound to have chaos, right? And as HR professionals we try our best to manage the chaos.
Well, that’s not exactly where I was going. So here’s where chaos theory and quantum physics come into play, at least in my very non-scientific brain. You can’t manage chaos. The very best you can do is shepherd people in the right direction…let them use their knowledge, their energy and their ingenuity to “self-organize” the chaos. It’s that pesky “buy-in” thing that everyone talks about, but never really seems to happen. (more…)