He was what we now would call a bricoleur, someone able to create order out of whatever materials were at hand (...) Bricoleurs remain creative under pressure, precisely because they routinely act in chaotic conditions and pull order out of them. Thus, when situations unravel, this is simply normal natural trouble for bricoleurs, and they proceed with whatever materials are at hand. Knowing these materials intimately, they then are able, usually in the company of other simliarly skilled people, to form the materials or insights into novel combinations.

Weick, K E (1993) The Collapse of Sense making in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster. Administrative Science Quarterly, 38(4).

Helen Frankenthaler painting, photographed by Ernst Haas

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