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Allow people on your team to fail forward to success. Mistakes conjure solutions and creativity. The most important thing is that we all learn from our mistakes to create better processes and approaches to issues. Give your team members and yourself permission to do so. it will open up channels to see what needs to be fixed towards growth in your organization. | Fairygodboss
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Akeba Rice
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Fifilarue
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It’s so important to have freedom to make some mistakes and get the learning from them. As long as those mistakes aren’t too big! I’d be interested to hear how people here navigate managing work for each staff member so that they are at the forefront of their learning- ie for junior staffers not leaving them to make mistakes that are too big which would be overwhelming but gradually increasing exposure to larger potential mistakes as staffers get more experienced without appearing to over-manage? I’m having issues with one young staffer who wants total project responsibility (prestigious client) but hasn’t been through a whole project cycle yet (so doesn’t understand that what they’re asking for will get them in over their head). They think I’m micromanaging them. Any ideas how to deliver for the client and the staffer at the same time?
Akeba Rice
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Allow junior staffs to create solutions but before executing them to run it by you first. It allows you to see what that are doing and if the need to pivot in a different direction or change their process you are there to help guide them. It maybe daunting at first but the idea is to develop trust. The more that this is done the more both parties are comfortable because you both have expectations. You as a manager expect the best work and they as staff are confident they can provide the best work. Re: young staffer, hand hold them this round so they can learn the ropes. Team with them to develop ideas first. Once they understand the process and your expectations, they can work on small projects until trust has been established. You got this!
Kate OCarroll
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This right here-- I couldn't agree more. With everything that is happening in our world right now, I went online to look for some advice on ways to work with my team on recognizing failure for the positives it can bring to the table. I found a great podcast episode on the Coaching for Leaders website about Psychological Safety and the ways to make failing something we can learn from instead of being ashamed of. https://coachingforleaders.com/podcast/404/ I recommend checking it out!