A key skill in Product Management is to navigate through messy situations. We are looked at as the Marie Kondo of the business. ‘Chaos is where great Product Managers shine’.
I bring a radical perspective to the relationship with chaos: Chaos as an ally, a secret weapon.
This is completely the opposite of what PMs are looking for, which is removing chaos. However, I believe creating chaos can be a powerful tool in specific situations if manage properly:
I’m aware that chaos, in the long run, generates damage if it becomes a constant. Also, it’s not for every company. Yet generating temporary chaos in exceptional moments is effective and justified.
Learn to control chaos.
Proceed with caution.
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