Taking on Project Risk…Together

Risk. We dread it and we love it. Or is it, we dread it OR we love it? Understanding this about ourselves and those we work with can make a project a lot more enjoyable. Risk is everywhere. Our financial advisors reiterate at every turn “current success does not indicate future gains.”  Moms excel at dreading about risk with the worry lines to prove it. Yet, we also love risk. We watch football players risk injury every game to play a game they love.  We play games “of chance”, putting our money or our bragging rights out there at risk of loss. Nearly every new endeavor has an element of risk, or, to put it in the nerdy way, has a probability of some sort of severe consequence. When we work on a project together as a team, how do we deal with risk? We bring our different perceptions of risk together to make decisions to manage the project. Team decision-making has become...
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