The Greek word chaos means literally gap. It also refers to behavior so unpredictable as to appear random which happens every single day in your organization. The outcome is lack of result, mental anguish, aggravation and frustration. When there are gaps it’s impossible to be truly aligned. So if you want the pain to go away, the real mix move is learning how to see the gaps and close the gaps in real time. In True Collaboration® if you aren’t aligned when working with others you aren’t collaborating, you are cooperating. When you “cooperate” you get the meeting after the meeting which is rarely positive or productive. It’s our way as humans of “expressing” the gaps. So what does it take to get aligned and stay aligned? Well, fortunately that’s easy for those who choose the path. For starters truth, authenticity, vulnerability and no self-editing to create the necessary conditions and transparency to get to TRUTH to align. It’s not really that hard but it requires something that most aren’t willing to do. Slowing down to create the conditions to align so everyone can go faster. It’s time to wake up. We’ve been asleep for way too long and it’s sucking the soul out of us.