How a bias for action can impact growth

By our nature, humans want to… keep moving forward. We are keen to keep growing and progressing, whether in our personal or working lives.

It’s suggested that a bias for action is an innate tendency. Ancestors would have needed to keep moving to survive. However, we’re no longer in life-threatening danger, so why do we still feel this need to drive forward?

Today, work is our outlet for motivation, and how we progress in life. This bias for action can help to push individuals and organisations forward. In fact, monoliths like Amazon list “bias for action” as one of their key leadership principles.