Dilbert – Creating Less Fear to Experiment
I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day. I had plenty of food and and football with my family. It was great. Now it is time for a sanity break from the Black Friday shopping. What better way to do it then with Dilbert.
As lean leaders, we try to create an environment that rewards experimentation. With experimentation comes failure and we want people to feel comfortable with failing if they try something new, as long as they are learning from it. I saw this Dilbert strip a couple of weeks ago. It seemed to nail the struggle between traditonal mindsets and lean mindsets.
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Is this what you hear a lot at work? Does you manager say he wants you to try new things? Does your manager get upset when you try something new and it doesn’t work? This is such a big mindset to break. We have to provide them with experiences that show them it is alright to try something new and if it doesn’t work, that is OK.