Idea pyramid

Perhaps you are familiar with Heinrich’s Law and the safety pyramid:

Conceived in 1931, the idea linked near-misses to serious injuries, demonstrating that you can reduce serious injuries by addressing the risk of small accidents. It revolutionized how people think about safety.

There is a similar pyramid for ideas. The number at the base varies for each person but my pyramid looks like this:

In other words, I need about 10 bad ideas before I have a really good one.

Do your employees feel safe to have bad ideas?

For employers, both pyramids argue in favor of safety — one physical, the other psychological.

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