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Failing Forward

February 28, 2022

Mistakes at work… they happen…because we are human! What we choose to do next is critical so that we don’t compound the original mistake by poor follow-up. So, after you take a moment to feel the feels, make a plan for recovery.

 

Mistakes provide an opportunity to learn and grow, both as an individual and as an organization. This Forbes contributor calls it Failing Forward.

 “Making a mistake offers us the opportunity to put ‘controls’ in place to help other employees avoid making the same mistake in the future. It’s best to host a training on the mistake and the new controls and use yourself as the example. It can be a hit to your self-esteem to make a mistake, but everyone makes mistakes and people respect honesty and vulnerability…you must demonstrate both of these qualities to your co-workers. Mistakes lead to solutions, and the most successful companies embrace the best solutions!”

 

To your success! 

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