Making mistakes

Do you work in an environment that accepts staff mistakes? I make quite a number of mistakes myself. I am lucky though that most of my supervisors were ok as long as I could show them what I tried to do and how I managed potential risks. That’s how innovation happens.

There are 2 types of mistakes that I cannot accept though. Firstly, I don’t like the mistakes that are careless. If you don’t care enough to make an effort to think it through, it’s not acceptable. And, secondly, I expect my team to weight pros and cons before spending the company’s money. When you do that, you calculate the potential risk if things go wrong.

When you make mistakes, you normally feel bad about them. My tip is that you just focus on what lessons you learn from those mistakes. Then, you move on.

“Forget it enough to get over it, remember it enough so it doesn’t happen again”



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