 Complexor

In chaos theory a complexor is mathematically equivalent to a chaotic attractor. The word was coined by Marcial Losada (Losada & Heaphy, 2004), derived from the words "complex order".
A complexor is generated by a set of deterministic nonlinear equations that has at least one positive Lyapunov exponent. A complexor is not a disordered structure. On the contrary, its configuration reveals a complex order that is manifested by its fractal nature. The dynamics of a complexor in phase space reveal trajectories that never repeat themselves. Losada found that these trajectories reflect the creativity and innovation that characterize high performance teams (Losada & Heaphy, 2004). Low performance teams have trajectories in phase space that approach the limiting dynamics of point attractors.
In laymans terms, a complexor is an unusual equation in which the graph forms an ever changing but highly ordered structure, which repeats in a slightly different form over the range of the equation. It was discovered during analysis of highly creative groups, which, much like the equation itself, have a particular style of operation but continually renew and reinvent themselves (Losada, 1999).
References
 Losada, M. and Heaphy, E. (2004). The role of positivity and connectivity in the performance of business teams: A nonlinear dynamics model. American Behavioral Scientist, 47 (6), pp. 740765.[1]
 Losada, M. (1999). The complex dynamics of high performance teams. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 30 (910), 179192.
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