Failing to Learn and Learning to Fail (Intelligently): How Great Organizations Put Failure to Work to Innovate and Improve

  title={Failing to Learn and Learning to Fail (Intelligently): How Great Organizations Put Failure to Work to Innovate and Improve},
  author={Mark D. Cannon and Amy C. Edmondson},
  journal={Long Range Planning},
  • Mark D. Cannon, Amy C. Edmondson
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Long Range Planning
  • Organizations are widely encouraged to learn from their failures, but it is something most find easier to espouse than to effect. This article synthesizes the authors' wide research in this field to offer a strategy for achieving the objective. Their framework relates technical and social barriers to three key activities – identifying failure, analyzing failure and deliberate experimentation – to develop six recommendations for action. They suggest that these be implemented as an integrated set… CONTINUE READING
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