In our day-to-day workings of life, chaos is described as things appearing out of control, disorderly, or extremely hectic. We all live in a rainbow of chaos but beneath this chaotic system, there is a pattern of order that waits beneath the façade of our apparently chaotic situation. Most of the people are bothered by the uncertainty that comes with chaos while there are some who become uncomfortable with the seeming lack of calm or the release of control that occupies chaos. But what we don’t understand is that chaos can be a benefit to a business and a springboard to our personal mastery.
For a business, chaos can bring out:
As an employee when you don’t have someone leading the way directly towards the goals, they freak out thinking what they are supposed to do. But when you don’t know when and how to take the next step, you are forced to think critically and always be on your feet.
This one might seem a little off as how can chaos help people to focus? With an end goal in mind, you have the freedom to get what you want in your own way. This is when you set the expectations, support each other, give, and receive regular feedback, and stay focused on what you are supposed to do no matter what is going on around. The goal is the only thing that guides you all along the path.
It harnesses brain power and skill:
Chaos is an exciting environment to be in because there are thousands of experiments running at the same time. In the search for coming up with new ways to do things in a better way, you don’t feel exhausted. Taking part in the process harnesses your brain power and pushes you to improve upon your skills.
More learning opportunities:
Continuous refinement is required in every area of your life and this can only be achieved through ongoing learning. Even in the times of chaos, you are not afraid of the failure which allows you to take risks and pivot quickly. This helps you to learn more and come up with better solutions to problems.
Change isn’t frightening:
When you are going through chaos, you are constantly trying and learning new things. This opens up your mind to be acceptable to the new changes and makes you more adaptable to whatever comes your way. You become comfortable with changes and even begin to love it.
Sparks strong collaboration:
In an environment where there is something new happening every time, the collaboration among employees increases. This is especially crucial for companies who want to outperform their competitors. The strong collaboration among team members, projects move forward nimbly and more opportunities arise.
More freedom and autonomy:
In a situation of chaos, you have more freedom and autonomy to work the way you want. The culture of work is built around peer-to-peer accountability and motivates you to be organized and to work cross-functionally. This makes you more accountable for your own actions.