I would hesitate to say that I learn everything from primates, but there are two interesting simian analogies which I use quite frequently. So today I will share what monkeys in trees have taught me.
Monkeys are risk averse
It is said that a monkey clambering through the trees will not let go of one branch until he’s securely holding another. In the case of environments where a predator may be lurking on the ground below, that’s probably a good philosophy.
But it has also been used to describe situations where someone won’t let go of one thing until they have something else to cling to – be that a security blanket or a relationship. But we don’t have the same predators – unless the security blanket prevents the monsters under your bed from launching an attack?
Equally, in the corporate environment, Continue reading