Five reasons to celebrate mistakes

Diplo Learning Corner

In this article, Alexander Kjerulf explains a simple but revolutionary idea: mistakes at work have to be celebrated. By taking inspirations by Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant who suggested that those who always do everything right should be fired, Kjerulf identifies five good reasons why mistakes should be acknowledged and celebrated, rather than stygmatized.

1. When you celebrate mistakes, you learn more from the mistakes you make

2. You don’t have to waste your time on CYB (covering your back)

3. When mistakes are celebrated, you strengthen creativity and innovation

4. Failure often opens new doors

5. When you celebrate mistakes, you make fewer mistakes


Image source: Flickr – rchris7702 (CC BY 2.0)

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