Topics to Explore

56

Team Relationship Building

52

Improve Employee Engagement

49

Organizational Development Process

44

Leadership & Management Skills

52

Organizational Culture Management

51

Recruitment & Retention Strategies

That’s right.  Let them fail.

Why let them fail?  If you let them fail, then you gave them what’s equally important –  an opportunity to succeed,  innovate and contribute in a meaningful way.

And they will succeed.  Though often after they fail, after they learn, after they see you support their efforts.

You may wince a bit. You may even look through the slat in your fingers as you cover your eyes.  It’s not always pretty.  And at times it can be down right ugly.  But it’s absolutely critical to employee happiness – especially happiness of those who are innovators.  That engaged brilliant talent that we all so desperately want to harness.  Those who can see how your company can be better are going to want a chance to implement what they envision.  And you have to give them the room to try.

To create the room, do the following three:

1)       Give them the critical “do not cross” boundaries (try to keep it to 3)

2)      Timeline

3)      Co-create clear expectations – an idea of the ideal outcome of the project

You will be amazed at what they come up with – both in how they fail and in what they learn and how those learnings lead to new innovations and success within your company.

Avinger, a fast growing successful company out of the bay area got this one right – one of their 5 briefly worded core values is “Fail Fast.”  Fail.  Learn.  Apply new knowledge.  Repeat.

As Samuel Beckett said, “Go on failing. Go on. Only next time, try to fail better.”

Join the Culture Tips Newsletter!

Sign Up For Free
1.3 min readLast Updated: April 6th, 2021Published On: November 14th, 2011Categories: Employee Performance Improvement, Organizational Development ProcessTags:

Leave theory behind and start taking action, today.

With Culture Works in your hands you’ll know exactly how, and what to do to manage your workplace culture.

No other workplace culture book empowers you to take on workplace challenges like the researched and proven 8 Critical Factors found in Culture Works.