Common wisdom holds that failure is inevitable. If you want people to take risks and try new things, failure must be an option. However, few organisations have actually created cultures that accept gaffes.
To show your support for failure, encourage your people to make the most of their blunders. Try adopting a ”forgive but don’t forget” approach. Always forgive honest mistakes but make sure that employees learn from past failures – their own and others – so they don’t repeat them.
Forgive but don’t forget… learn from your mistakes!