This article is an interesting read on being overly cautious with our children – “don’t climb that, you might fall,” or “that’s not safe, sit down, you’re going to hurt yourself”, etc. and the ramifications of restricting risk behaviour.
As stated in the article, “Research shows that the drastic decline in “risky” outdoor play in kids is creating behavior problems. By constantly hovering over kids, restricting their movement, and diminishing their time to play, we are causing more harm than good.”
What about the workplace? What happens when we restrict behaviour, hover over our workers, or are overly cautious? Are we causing more harm than good?