Admitting mistakes openly with colleagues, managers, strangers or even normal people is not a common practice, mainly because of the fear of being criticized, blamed or even fired.
Psychological safety makes individuals feel safe for risk-taking. This allows high-performance teams to unleash their potential, helping companies become more agile, strategic and innovative.
Oh, and it also results in happier individuals.
The unwritten rules that guide our daily interactions are based in this illogical effort to try to project perfection, when you enable trust in groups so they feel free to say the craziest idea, share the latest meme or to confess some personal experiences or mistakes you are closest to set up a risk-taking atmosphere where creativity can emerge.
Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.
The Failure Institute is a social enterprise that helps people break free from the paradigms that limit their lives through stories rooted in authenticity and vulnerability. Read More >
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