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Tips & Lessons for 2022: Feel free to fail

Curt Holley Community Leader Jan 10, 2022

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Ensure psychological safety as broadly as possible, so that people/the team feel free to fail. Of course the important part is to learn from it.
Incorporate fun with a Fail Wall...or the like (somewhere to document the fail, the lesson and any next attempts/actions etc.). So that people talk freely about them and normalize not only talking about the fail "You'll never guess that I just did" 🤣, but also the lesson "You'll never guess what i just learnt"💡.

Relevancy for today

As already mentioned in these "Tips & Lessons", change is a constant. So is failure, so is learning. As the saying goes, "if we don't learn to fail, then we fail to learn" …..we fail to change.

Changing/failing and learning as efficiently as possible have always been important, never more so than now. 

 

2 comments

There are many cultures that say they embrace failure, but it's more often talking the talk than walking the walk. So I really like the idea of positively reinforcing failtures.

One thing I've heard works well as an exercise, is going around and sharing one thing each teammate failed in the past X weeks. Where, perhaps if someone can't think of something to share, they haven't challenged themselves hard enough. If you try this, tell me how it goes!

Pramodh M Community Leader Jan 14, 2022

I have done it once 😄 surely you will learn something from what you have witnessed, rather I would suggest to pass and also improve 🙂

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