I was recently about to cross a road when I became aware of an unexpected image in my peripheral vision. I was next to a roundabout and as I looked to my right I saw a young man riding a push-bike. He entered the roundabout on the wrong side of the road, with his head down and both hands on his phone, writing a text.
As he came out the other side, the cyclist was oblivious of a narrowly missed head-on collision with an oncoming car. It was stressful to watch.
Taking risks is a necessary part of life and in theory, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. However, sometimes, like this cyclist, we take risks that far outweigh the potential rewards.
As with many things, what matters is not whether we take the risks. It’s whether we do so consciously, having weighed up the potential gains, losses and probabilities.
So I'm curious. 🤔 How would you characterise your team's risk-taking behaviour at the moment?