Creator: Alina Tugend, Author of Better By Mistake
Purpose: Our fear of mistakes has a high cost – we spend energy blaming each other and we avoid daring and innovation.
While I am not advocating that we all run around blundering and goofing up all the time—and certainly none of us like dealing with people who make the same mistake over and over—our fear of mistakes has a very high cost.
We exert enormous energy blaming each other when something goes wrong rather than finding a solution. Defensiveness and accusations take the place of apologies and forgiveness. Mistake-avoidance creates workplaces where making changes and being creative while risking failure is subsumed by an ethos of mistake-prevention—at the cost of daring and innovation.
- Teach supervisors about growth mindsets versus fixed mindsets.
- Make sure you don’t say one thing and do another.
- Mimstakes shouldn’t just be accepted, but rewarded.
- Learn to communicate well.
- Know how to apologise and how to accept apologies.
Author’s Website: http://www.alinatugend.com/