Worry-O-Meter Calculates Risk Tolerance – And It’s Free From Cheetah Learning

The Project Management Professionals at Cheetah Learning (http://www.cheetahlearning.com/) have chosen “Reduce Workplace Conflict” as their theme for the month of December. As part of that effort, the company is offering a free Worry-O-Meter download that helps businesses calculate an employee’s risk tolerance.

In the fall of 1988 Bobby McFerrin’s mega-mellow “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” became the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its lyrics included the phrase: “In every life we have some trouble. When you worry, you make it double.”

To help avoid that “double trouble,” Cheetah Learning, Project Management Institute’s 2008 Provider of the Year, is offering a free Worry-O-Meter download that helps businesses calculate an employee’s risk tolerance, and, in so doing, create an environment where it’s less likely that conflict can take root and flourish.

The Worry-O-Meter is being made available as part of Cheetah’s December goal to “Reduce Workplace Conflict.” It can be accessed and downloaded by filling out the form on the company’s home page at http://www.cheetahlearning.com/.

First-time visitors who sign up can also access Daily Tips, Tools and Deals, which include these valuable free items: PMP Exam Prep SmartStart Guide, PMP Practice Exam, the 2 PDU Skills Assessment Course and Getting Started with PM Guide.

Michelle LaBrosse, CEO and founder of Cheetah Learning, says the Worry-O-Meter is a great tool to gauge the risk tolerance of project team members.

“For some people, uncertain times trigger a sense of impending doom rather than a sense of incredible excitement,” LaBrosse said.

Cheetah’s Worry-O-Meter helps businesses identify issues of concern, determine the probability they might occur, assess the impact if they did occur and (most importantly) create a countermeasure – to either prevent the issue from taking place, or determine what could be done if it happens.

“People have different levels of risk they can tolerate on projects based on their experience, the importance they place on the outcome of the project, and their personality,” LaBrosse explained. “Find out your project team members risk tolerance levels to better understand how and why they perceive risks facing your project.”

To help businesses tackle obstacles like worry, risk and conflict, LaBrosse writes a monthly column titled the “Know How Network“. She also shares tips and thoughts at Twitter.com/MichelleCheetah.

For more information about Cheetah Learning and its various training offerings, call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263. To sign up for a variety of free tips and tools, use the online form on the Cheetah home page at http://www.CheetahLearning.com.

ABOUT: Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.

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