Productive Chaos – Oxymoron or Success Strategy

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a number of inquiries concerning our “Productive Chaos: Riding the Wave of Change” seminar. Apparently, our recent newsletter and Facebook reports on our many appearances across the country sharing this popular program have peaked the curiosity of many of our readers.

Of the dozens of programs we offer, “Productive Chaos” is, by far, the most requested and has been for the past 20 years. It applies to any organization in any industry because it focuses on the power, potential and productivity of PEOPLE — the foundation of any successful business.

While we’ve delivered this program, with great success, all over North America, for the past several decades, it’s interesting to note that no two clients have received the same program. That’s how it was originally designed in order to deliver the greatest impact for each client.

Each and every seminar has been customized, at no additional cost, to meet the need of the client as it pertains to their industry, product, service, staff and customers. Each program has also been updated to include the latest tips, tools, data and strategies derived from our on-going and in-depth research. Information is shared from media reports as recent as the day prior to the presentation.

The content of each program is determined after focused conversation with the client as to their current challenges and concerns, targeted outcomes, current status, and potential barriers.

In 1987, Tom Peters, noted author, speaker and business consultant, wrote a book titled Thriving on Chaos. In that bestseller, he shared a profound observation that is as relevant today as it was at that time. He pointed out the simple fact that chaos has been with us forever and, more than likely, always will be. There is little or nothing we can do to stop it as long as change continues to appear in our fast-paced environment. It always has and it always will.

However, there is a conscious choice we must consider.

  1. Do we become a victim of this chaos as so many others have over the decade? We’ve watched one-time leaders in every industry fade into oblivion as their relevance diminished as a result of the chaos they encountered.
    OR
  2. Do we adapt to the constant change in every aspect of our environment and harness the potential greatness which can be found amidst the chaos? In doing so, we find ourselves in the very unique position to be able to succeed by doing the same for others.

The choice is OURS! The outcomes phenomenal!

The winners of tomorrow must deal proactively with chaos and must view it as the source of market advantage, not as a challenge which must be overcome. Chaos and uncertainty are now and will be market opportunities for those who prepare today for future success.

There is much rhetoric today about “adaptive organizations,” as there well should be. In these perilous and fast-changing times, adaptivity is arguably skill/goal #1 and the bones of those, old and young, who fail to adapt will litter the landscape.

Our “Productive Chaos” seminar and/or boot camp shares not only tips, tools, and strategies for harnessing the power of chaos but also focuses on those organizations that have done so and many that failed in their efforts. Lessons abound in this fast-paced program.

Successful organizations in every field are those that constantly adapt, evolve, and create “Productive Chaos.” Are you prepared for the challenges which lie ahead? Contact Dr. Jeffrey Drake at our office at 800-886-2629 or fill out our form for further information.

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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