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Embracing failure in order to create growth opportunities

Available Online https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescounc...
Publication Date October 23, 2018
Author Rick Gibbs
Source Forbes
Source Type Blog

This article discusses how organizations can promote a learning culture through the way it deals with employee failures. The article recommends that top-level management promote a learning culture by sharing past mistakes and lessons learned. The article also suggests that leaders respond supportively to employee failures and help turn mistakes into learning opportunities and that employers view job candidates’ adversity and failure as a way to understand applicants’ learning potential. The article concludes that employees will be more willing to share ideas, provide honest feedback, and actively participate in new projects in organizations with learning cultures.

Keywords Failures, mistakes, learning culture, learning opportunities, risk-taking, innovation

Gibbs, R. (2018, October 23). Embracing failure in order to create growth opportunities. Forbes. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/

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