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 - 2020/03/28 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 -