Some of our most valuable learning experiences can come from our worst missteps. But business culture, with its incessant focus on productivity and achievement, often encourages us to bury mistakes—or, at the very least, to move on from them as quickly as possible.
Academics suggest that this approach is self-defeating. Instead, businesses should take the time to learn from bad experiences so the same errors are less likely to happen again.
Businesses benefit greatly when employees spend less time hiding weakness and more time pushing for continual improvement. As a bonus, the company’s culture will benefit as well, with employees feeling less stressed and more supported.
Mistakes are inevitable, so there’s little use in pretending they never happen. Learn more about how to build on your shortcomings with our Instaread on AN EVERYONE CULTURE.