Implementing a Failure Learning Orientation
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- Learning from failure, failure learning orientation, organizational learning, technology, innovation
Based on interviews with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of large U.S. technology companies, this study explored senior management activities that help create a culture that learns from failure. Findings indicate that failure needs to be positively reframed, the process needs to be supported with resources, everyone must be solution-oriented, incentives and acknowledgment for risk-taking are critical, and failure consequences must be reconsidered or removed. This paper offers strategies for executives seeking to implement a culture that supports learning from failure.
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TY - JOUR AU - Grant Alexander Wilson AU - C. Brooke Dobni PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03 TI - Implementing a Failure Learning Orientation JO - The International Technology Management Review SP - 27 EP - 33 VL - 9 IS - 1 SN - 1835-5269 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200319.001 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.k.200319.001 ID - Wilson2020 ER -