How the Uncertainty of the Unknown Affects Our Ability to Evaluate New Solutions
The uncertainty that comes with the introduction of a new idea has affected society for centuries. We all grew up hearing about how sailors of old feared sailing off the edge of the world before we accepted that the Earth was indeed round. Inventors are always ridiculed by naysayers until their ideas are adopted and become common place. It’s safe to say that most of us approach new ideas with a healthy dose of skepticism while others charge ahead. We want to know the risks and consequences of being wrong, especially in professional settings. What are the pros and cons of staying with something familiar as opposed to sticking our necks out to explore the next best thing that could potentially move the needle in our organizations?