According to Harvard Business Review, taking risks and stepping outside of our comfort zone at work promotes personal and company growth. Great leaders know to make a true impact there has to be a component of risk-taking. It’s only then that we can uncover creative solutions.
Reflect on how to be a risk-taker when building teams
Learning how to be a risk-taker is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.
Is it better to play it safe or take risks at work?
Exercises to help you be a risk-taker when building teams
Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to be a risk-taker.
- Attend a company event outside of your comfort zone. If you go to events like seminars or training programs, try interactive events like game nights or team lunches.
- Lend a hand to cross-functional teams. For example, if you overhear the design team brainstorming template ideas for a new feature, sketch your own samples that may help the team.
- Ask for new responsibilities beyond your usual scope. At your next quarterly team meeting, express your interest in projects that involve cross-functional teammates.
Additional resources to help you be a risk-taker when building teams
Matter: The Future of Feedback
Matter is trusted by thousands of professionals to gather 360-degree feedback on over 30+ professional skills. Feel confident at work, get feedback on your own terms, and grow skills that matter. Amazing feedback starts with Matter (pst, it's also free forever!).
Cover Photo by Meredith Schomburg