Your team members will never operate at their highest capacity if they're terrified of making a mistake. Here's how to create more psychological safety for them, so that they understand mistakes aren't fatal.
- Good managers work to make themselves more adaptable.…But they also ask the question:…How can I encourage my team…to become more nimble too?…One simple but important answer is…make them less afraid.…For all we, as a culture, glorify Silicon Valley's…fail fast and break things ethos,…the truth is,…in most of the corporate world…failure still carries a steep penalty.…That's not just big failures like New Coke…or Enron imploding.…Many employees, rightly or wrongly,…feel that sometimes even saying the wrong thing…or suggesting an idea that gets turned down…is a form of failure.…
You can imagine that if they think that,…they're not gonna be pushing the edges of innovation.…It's a lot safer to stick to what's been done before,…and that makes for a fairly unadapatable team.…Here's how you as a manager…can create more psychological safety for your team…so they can fully grasp that mistakes aren't fatal,…and they can feel free to learn, experiment, and innovate.…First, it's important to separate a failure of outcome…from a failure of process.…
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The business world is changing faster than ever, with digital transformation and disruption everywhere. Being adaptable is a foundational skill for managers, which enables them to respond to change in positive, resilient ways and seize new opportunities. Join author and professor Dorie Clark, as she introduces strategies for becoming a more adaptable leader. Learn how to monitor for change in order to better prepare for it, hone your skills, and create a more adaptable team that is innovative and responsive to change.
- Identify three elements that enable managers to be adaptable in the midst of growth.
- Recognize examples of four purposes of feedback.
- Summarize a strategy that managers use to create an environment where employees feel safe to take risks.
- Explain the approach to take as an adaptable manager when working with various types of employees.
- Recall the characteristics of a curious, adaptable manager.