Value of OptimismOptimism is valued for its ability to stimulate creativity, productivity and resilience. In some cases, it drives resilience to too far whereby failing strategies are continued until they become extremely damaging.
Defensive PessimismDefensive pessimism is the deliberate use of pessimism to poke holes in strategies, plans and decisions. It can be used by optimistic individuals and organizational cultures as a regular sanity check.
|Overview: Optimistic Drift
The extended and unreasonable expectation that things are just about to get better.