Using the Chaordic Stepping Stones for Planning
The chaordic path is the path that walks between chaos and order. Too much chaos results in wasted energy and little progress. Too much order can stifle creativity and a nimble responsiveness to dynamic situations or opportunities. When we don't know or are not sure where we are going, or what we can do to best serve the future, we can bring useful form to our work by working with clear steps. These steps are intended to create generative structures that allow us to be most effective in the stages of our work without stifling creativity, the emergence of new ideas and new ways of doing things.
Video of me introducing the stepping stones at an Art of Hosting in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2011.