Chapter 20. The risk wheel

<authorgroup>Mark Underwood</authorgroup>

This is a simple tool developed for an entrepreneur who was concerned that the innovation and creativity responsible for fuelling his company’s growth were becoming stifled. His concern was a response to the increasing discipline, systems, and accounting practices that were creating internal tensions, a lack of communication, and friction among employees.

There were two reasons for choosing to focus on risk rather than innovation and creativity. The first was that interviews with members of staff showed they clearly had a risk-averse approach to their work. The second was the way in which the entrepreneur used a mixture of language when talking about risk, creativity, and innovation, ...

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