Thursday 25 September 2014
Demanding and Forgiving
In most companies the challenges are so high in terms of competitiveness and profitability that they affect the levels of confidence and efficiency of collaborators.
It is when companies need the most to be able to fight or innovate that the context encourages collaborators to be cautious and conservative in their attitudes.
All companies have systems that deal with objectives, duty, commitment ... and punishment ... In trying to organize and systematize procedures, they kill diversity and individuality, they muzzle initiative and innovation.
A powerful management value can balance the situation: the ability to forgive.
Forgiveness is not that present in companies because success is an obligation, a requirement. Success is not negotiable. Accepting forgiveness would open the door to error, to failure. Unacceptable!
The ability to forgive is the foundation of trust.
Forgiving mistakes or failures gives the opportunity to learn in order to improve, to miss in order to succeed.
The best professionals are not those who never make mistakes. They are those who fail and learn their lessons.
Do you give your team a chance?
Do you create an environment of trust that allows novelty, difference?
Can you forgive?
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