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France Tendency Toward Risk-Taking

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Cautious and Risk-Averse Attitudes in the French Workplace

Are the French known as risk-takers? Quite the opposite. Find out how the French value caution and careful deliberation when it comes to decision-making.

Overall, the French tend to be risk-averse and inflexible. The many layers of middle management tend to make French companies cautious and resistant to change. Explore how businesses have traditionally been cautious in decision-making; slow analysis, for instance, is usually considered more prudent, and most companies are focused on long-term implications rather than on quick decisions and a more shortsighted approach.