The value of failure is a concept that has been garnering lots of debates for the longest time. What makes it important for team leaders, managers, and businesses to promote the essence of failure for moving forward, and why do people need to learn and welcome the idea of failure?
These days, individuals are still dealing with the challenge of finding it comfortable to accept the failure concept. They don’t realize that failure is not something that may only happen but is something that should happen. And no matter how bad it may seem, it is a must to understand that failing at something actually has its own benefits.
A Time for Changes in Recruitment
When you are a recruiter, accepting failure and turning it into success can be beneficial. What if you turned all the processes and hear and see the challenges and negatives, instead? What if you change your expectations so that every time someone comes to you for a role or position, they will provide you with their actual career narrative, the downfalls they had, and not just about the successes and wins they had? Although you really get this during an interview, imagine what will happen if a person comes to you in all honesty during the time of application and not after it. Wouldn’t it let you understand how that person will contribute to an extremely changing working environment, and have the important traits of adaptability and resiliency?
Where to Start
The best thing about failure is that there is no need for it to start. All you need to do is to be open and welcoming to its value when and if it happens. Failure must never be something negative, and being the leader of your personal success, and possibly a leader of other people, being open in talking as to how people will be able to learn from their failures will form a culture of acceptance in being vulnerable and having the conversation.
Try to think as to where you will be able to bring this to the conversation early on in order for you to make a big difference in the future of a person through the use of all the things that they learned during the process.
If you are open to the idea of failure, you will also be looking at things in a different and brand new way. You will be open in doing things in a different way, learning things in a new way, trying out something that you were not open to trying in the past. When you are open, others will also be open to accepting its value for their personal success.
Such experiences will form resilience and adaptability, which are all essential traits you need for a successful and thriving future. This will in turn establish a culture of innovation as well as the willingness of accepting alternative experiences, opportunities, and approaches.
At the end of the day, all it takes is to make yourself open to failure’s positive side.