In today's business world, a lot is being written about the importance of creating an enabling environment for people to take risks in the business context, without knowing if the solution they are looking for will work. This is part of innovation. Part of creating that type of ongoing learning context is giving the team "permission to fail". If team members are unsure of what will happen if they take a risk, things will continue status quo. And we know that status quo thinking is not the thinking needed in many industries today.
Check out these different articles:
Ron Ashkenas and Lisa Bodell's article in HBR on The Reason Your Team Woln't Take Risks. Read it here.
Salim Ismail's Entrepreneur Article 3 Ways Companies can Foster Smart Risk Taking. Read it here.
Josh Linkner's article in Inc on 7 Steps to a Culture of Innovation. Read it here.
What is the environment you are creating as a team around risk?
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