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CHAPTER 30

Chaos and Complexity

What Can Science Teach?

Margaret Wheatley

Everywhere around us and within us we experience complexity and diversity.

Everywhere around us and within us we experience change, death, and renewal; order and chaos; growth and decay that becomes new life.

Everywhere around us and within us we see pattern upon pattern, ever-deepening levels of complexity and variety.

Why do we resist the vision or blind ourselves to the beauty or fail to embrace the learnings

EACH OF US lives and works in organizations designed from 17th-century images of the universe. The universe of Isaac Newton and Francis Bacon was a seductive place filled with clockwork images promising us prediction and reliability, teaching us to view everything, ...

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