on discovery through failure

An interesting ( and short) post here on discovery driven planning and learning from failure – especially this quote

The other practice that I thought was really insightful was to regularly have breakfast with regular employees and ask them the question “What’s the most idiotic thing we did in the last 60 days?” Imagine if you had all that self-correcting, in-the-moment insight going right to the top in your companies—it sure might stop a lot of mistakes while they are still little.

Such practices are completely in the spirit of discovery driven planning – recognize the reality versus your assumptions about it, fess up and make changes while there is still time.

Exactly the sort of discussions that the learning organisation should be engaging in … but could you see ‘senior management’ being that open in most organisations?

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  1. Thank you for commenting on the post – It would be great if more people accepted learning from failure. You might also like to know that we have a new book coming out “Discovery Driven Growth” which will be published next month. Do get in touch if you’d like more information.

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