Should you create a fearless culture where people aren’t afraid to take risks?
A fearless culture might sound good, but in reality, you’re going to stifle the very things you want to foster.
Fear is a normal human emotion providing us with valuable information. Fear tells us we’re about to take a risk or do something new. Fear tells us we should pay attention.
Being able to see fear for what it is means people can make choices about what will happen next. It will also have people looking to see if they need to change something to make the risk more acceptable. Best case, their fear might tell them this could have an unintended outcome.
Creating a fearless culture will send the message that people should set aside fear. Ignoring their fear response doesn’t make them fearless. It only means they’re ignoring valuable information.
You’ve got this.