Muddling Through

Joelle Lyons Everett JLEShelton at
Wed Dec 1 14:57:00 PST 2004

In a message dated 11/4/04 10:54:20 AM, wcbn007 at writes:

> I was at a circle hosted by Meg Wheatley, where
> she said that she is only truly confident that a project is getting
> anywhere real if it enters all involved into a messy stage

With many projects there is a stage where I find I must take the manager to
lunch and try to convince him or her that mess is exactly what he is looking
for, a sign that the project is really working.   Chaos theory can sometimes be
a tool--it provides what one of my teachers used to call a "theory base" for
what is happening.


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