Using Chaos Theory to Achieve a Desired Outcome

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Pranav Lal, India

Using Chaos Theory to Achieve a Desired Outcome

How does one start using chaos theory to achieve a desired outcome? I can think of using an attractor for defining the result and I can use a force field diagram to describe the change I want.
However, how do I then use chaos theory to map what will happen? Or, am I applying the theory wrongly?


Maurice, France

Predictability of Chaos Theory

Pranav, good question: although chaos theory is a realistic model to describe HOW things might happen in a complex (business) environment, it is poor to predict WHAT WILL happen precisely and even more poor as a tool to achieve a specific result via some specific actions.

Maurice Peters, NL

RE: Using the chaos theory

Applying the chaos theory is a matter of awareness. If there's a complex system and you want to apply a change for the entire system, you have to be aware that just changing the behaviour of a detail in the system, simply doesn't do the job. Let me give you an example: If every day a swarm of 10000 birds fly over your home and you want them to fly somewhere else, it won't work to control the flight of one bird. The outcome will be that your bird collides with all other birds.

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Chaos Theory Requires Different Thinking

Pranav: a force field diagram tells me that you believe you have identified all of the forces at pla... Sign up

Ali Sumner
CEO, Australia

Using Chaos Theory to Achieve a Desired Outcome

Hi Pranav - you can't use chaos theory to achieve a desired outcome. It is an oxymoron to say "I wan... Sign up


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