No. #103

Optimism Bias
- Overlooking Potential Risks

Optimism bias is the tendency to believe that we are less at risk of experiencing a negative event compared to others. This can impact risk management and future planning, leading to underpreparedness for potential challenges in projects and personal goals.

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Product example

Developers might underestimate the potential for user data privacy issues, assuming their security measures are sufficient.

Empathy tips


Risk Awareness Training

Provide training on risk awareness and management.


Preventative Planning

Encourage preventative planning and the consideration of worst-case scenarios.


Realistic Milestone Setting

Set realistic milestones that account for potential setbacks.


User Education on Risks

Educate users about potential risks and how they are being mitigated.

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