Let is rethink existing habits, formalised processes and rigid structures. The logical initial situation and the senseless school of thought: German organisations and enterprises focus on avoiding risk and neglect chances. We can find a risk management department in all of them. Not one for chance management, however. The fear of risks literally devours chances and change potential. In other words, we magnify problems and diminish opportunity.
Psychologists and experts coined the term “sunk cost fallacy” for this phenomenon. It addresses the tendency to use investments, energy and efforts made in the past as a reason to continue an undertaking, neglecting the rationality of the decision. In reality, this conduct is driven by the fear of risks and failure, but never by the willingness to professionally identify and exploit possible “chance rooms”. This could be due to lack of knowledge. No surprise, if you have never explored the possibility.
Our book „CHANGCE-thinking“ includes a collection of experiences of self-lived and designed processes, concerning the design of the future. Almost all change processes were originally fought or obstructed. Why? Because newness has always brought on fear? Because newness is risked and dared rather than enjoyed and seen as a potential chance? Or because we have gotten comfortable and just won’t budge from our comfort zone? Or because curiosity and openness towards change were already driven out at an early (school) age?
All of these insights (and assumptions) lead us to scrutinise this train of thought more in-depth. Over the course of many years of experimenting, developing and testing CHANGCE-thinking was born – step for step – the process necessary for practical application. An innovative, systematic chance management. We like to use the more general term, Chances-Storyboard. To kick-off the thinking in chances in practice, we play the CHANGCE-Game. It has encountered numerous applications, proving itself effective to launch a procreative thinking in chances. More details in our Video (in German).