Encouraging disciplined risk-taking

What do we mean by disciplined risk-taking?

  1. In order to develop and make changes to your practice, you need to feel confident trying things out, being innovative and, on occasion, trying things that don’t work. It is important to build a culture of taking risks and trying things out.
  2. Yet you don’t want everyone trying out lots of different things for no reason. You need to build an evidence-informed culture so that colleagues innovate using approaches that have a strong evidence-base behind them.
  3. Finally, after trying something new, colleagues should be evaluating the impact of the approach, refining it and embedding it so that it becomes part of the way that they work. See our needs analysis and evaluation pages for more detail.

How can you support disciplined risk-taking?

Blog, Sarah Austin: “This will never work!” Exploring resistance to change.