By Jennifer Thompson

 

What is the fine line between chaos and creativity?

I can remember filling out a psychology evaluation for a corporate job.

I was to comment on how I would handle the following situation:

“I had called a meeting to solve an urgent and important problem. As the meet progressed the team started to go off on tangents… What would you do as the leader?”

My mind crackled with excitement at this scenario.

I knew exactly what I would do as a leader. I would let them go! Hell, I would even give them a six pack to relax them a bit more and get their minds to wonder. I joke about that… kinda, but I was afraid to admit on a psychology profile test that I wouldn’t “gently suggest that we get back on topic.”

My experience tells me that some of the most creative ideas come from the chaos.

What would you do in this scenario?