This is an interesting concept I came across whilst researching for workplace productivity booster. Now you’d think that something called the “Fail of the Week” would be the perfect way to decrease morale, but trials have proved that the opposite is true.
Michael Jordan famously quoted, ”I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
As a toddler, how many times did you fall on your backside whilst learning to walk? It’s simple, this is how we learn.
The idea is that team members share their biggest failure that week and what they learned from it. The point isn’t to call out mistakes, but to acknowledge that failure is part of the process and to share the lessons learned.
The light-hearted tone of the fail of the week puts people at ease, makes risk-taking easier, helps people improve from their mistakes, and actually improves morale and is a great workplace productivity booster.
Try it sometime.