Riding the tiger is, ostensibly, as all good sayings are, an ancient Chinese proverb. It indicates an action that once taken is dangerous to stop. You could equate this to taking a known risk, or even sunk cost.
We see this so often in our work rescuing technology programs that have been going sideways. Everyone is afraid to stop. A little more effort, work harder, bring in some high priced consultants, part the Red Sea.
How about stop, drop & roll? Or even just slow your roll. A crisis is often when organizations fly into high gear – and proceed to spin their wheels fruitlessly.
Instead what we do, what we’ve done and what we teach our clients to do is a very fast, very accurate assessment of root cause & remediation steps to tamp the fires, realign and refocus out of crisis mode. We bring our unique IP to bear. And yes we still focus on culture & mindset, so you can face the next crisis with elastic resiliency and thrive – not just survive – through it.
After all, what’s the point of us helping you get off that tiger, if you’re just going to jump on another one?