Too often, someone’s “Plan A” should really be their “Plan B.” We are often confused about what should be our primary plan and and what should be a back up plan. The reason for this is because we are often in reactive mode – we focus on being reactive to some external force, stimuli, or person – instead of charting our course and being proactive. For example, some of the companies I work start be asking if I can help them craft a crisis response plan. My response often is “yes, but we need to talk about your risk mitigation and risk management strategy first.” I think it is important to have a crisis response plan even if it is only a temporary one until you can build a more robust plan, but that doesn’t replace the need to shift from being reactive to proactive by addressing the mitigation and management issues. I think shifting from being reactive to proactive carries beyond risk.
Monday Morning Perspective
I like to encourage people to realize any action is a good action if it is proactive and there is a positive intent behind it.
– Michael J. Fox