Why the Chaos Game?

The Chaos Game was devised by chaos scientist, Michael Barnsley, who demonstrated that the complexity of many naturally occuring forms emerges from the free and iterative repetition of simple patterns.

The game involves deducing the basic shape of the object concerned, then reproducing that object by setting in motion the basic pattern to replicate itself again and again. Pattern within pattern within pattern emerges.

Many disciplines, including ours, have seized upon this theory, testing whether the same phenomenon of recurring patterns occur in human-made as well as natural systems. In the discipline of Organisation Development, the theory has provided a lens through which we can view organisations to understand how simplicity and complexity, and chaos and form cohere.

The other reason is that we really like the name!