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Learning from mistakes; it's all in the process

There is an interesting short article in today?s guardian on the topic of learning from mistakes at work.

Making mistakes is easy; making the effort to learn from them is the hard bit.  However learning from mistakes is crucial for growing and improving within any area of life. 

This article looks at how people can over come mistakes and minimize the occurrence of similar mistakes in the future.  According to psychologist Dr Honey mistakes at work often result from the processes in place, rather than the people, and therefore shifting the focus of blame can help people to deal more effectively with failures.  Honey says that organisations can take three steps to improve this:

1. Carry out an honest assessment of the whole situation. 
2. Look for lessons which will help to improve the process
3. Work out how to implement the lessoned learned. 

To read the article click here

 
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