In today’s blog post, I’m back with another idea in our ongoing series of specific things that leaders can do to encourage and support employee learning. Today’s tip: systematize learning from failure.
Normalize failure and systematize how you learn from it
At some point or another, we all fail. Sometimes it’s a new process that doesn’t work out quite the way we’d hoped or intended. Other times it’s an idea we tried to sell to others but they weren’t buying. And on occasion, it’s a calculated risk we took that crashed and burned. Whatever it is, whenever it occurs, it happens to all of us, even the best of us.
So if we know that at some point or another, failure is inevitable, then it’s time to embrace it and learn from it. What I’m really saying is that failure is a great teacher – it shows us what our strengths and weaknesses are while motivating us to correct them. So it’s time to systematize learning from failure. Make it normal and make it consistent! Make it an acceptable and regular form of employee learning.
Consistency is key
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