- And we’re back! With 2017 in the rear view mirror we can look ahead or look back and in this chat we kind of do both.
- This week we look at mistakes – those blunders, misses and oops’s that we recognize either the moment they happen or some time later on. And although it can be a a cringe-worthy reflective moment, it’s also an opportunity when planning for the next steps forward.
- In this week’s GuildChat we’ll discuss how we can learn from mistakes (ours or others), how to let go and how mistakes can be the launching pad to greater success. Don’t hesitate to bring forward some of your errors (as I’m sure we’ll ask) and share how you used them to grow and succeed!
- — eLearning Guild (@eLearningGuild)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:04:44Q1. Why do you think people are generally so terrified of making mistakes at work/ in their work? #GuildChat
- — Jeremy Pearce (@Jeremy_Learns)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:06:28A1. Because we have been programmed since childhood to think/know mistakes are bad and bad things happen to those who make them .#guildchat
- — Bianca Woods (@eGeeking)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:09:52Yeah... there's this weird "Mistakes are bad and you're a bad person for making them" vibe that you get more and more of as you grow up. #GuildChat https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Learns/status/949356442984759296 …
- — Paul Bouffleur (@pbouffleur)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:06:36a1) Making mistakes means that they are "out there" and doing things. It's hard to step out when you're scared of people watching you mess up. #GuildChat https://twitter.com/eLearningGuild/status/949356004206088192 …
- — Katie Stroud (@KatieStroudPro)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:07:10A1) Possible consequences: danger, financial loss, status drop, humiliation, rejection, etc. #guildchat https://twitter.com/elearningguild/status/949356004206088192 …
- — Anthony Altieri (@aa_altieri)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:07:11A1) Just the worst kind of leadership. If you make a mistake some take advantage to say you don't know what you're doing. Pride features in sometimes. But it usually comes down to how others will perceive you. #guildchat https://twitter.com/eLearningGuild/status/949356004206088192 …
- — Bianca Woods (@eGeeking)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:07:52A1 I think adults usually aren't given the same wiggle room to make mistakes as we did when we were little kids. And that can lead to being less willing to risk mistakes and us being harder on ourselves when we make them anyway. #Guildchat
- — Clark Quinn (@Quinnovator)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:07:53a1) because it’s not safe: it can harm their job security and promotions, may expose them to ridicule, could hurt the company revenues #guildchat https://twitter.com/eLearningGuild/status/949356004206088192 …
- — Anthony Altieri (@aa_altieri)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:08:38A1.2) It doesn't help that as early as kindergarten, you are taught that it's better to not raise your hand and just keep your head down and say nothing than to risk an incorrect answer and get laughed at by the other kids. #guildchat
- — Paul Bouffleur (@pbouffleur)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:10:23
- — Anthony Altieri (@aa_altieri)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:11:59
- — urbie #EdCamp (@urbie)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:09:16#guildchat A1a Some of my earliest memories involve a slap on the wrist, sometimes a spanking (not in a good way). Fear of repeat methinks..
- — Bethany Bovard (@bethanybovard)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:09:44research suggests that a little fear can help improve performance; conversely, stressing continual performance improvement can increase fear to levels that decrease performance #guildchat
- — Kevin Thorn (@LearnNuggets)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:10:18A1) For fear of retribution. Mistakes cost money. And, folks want to feel like contributors. When mistakes happen they feel like failure. #GuildChat
- — Sam Rogers (@snapsynapse)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:11:53A1b) I see all the other answers that are being offered, and I still can't make any sense of it. When extrapolated just one or two degrees out, this logic fails hard. #GuildChat
- — Bianca Woods (@eGeeking)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:12:08A1 From a business perspective, I do think there's always this pressure to have everything be perfectly successful, which makes people overly cautious and stifles new ideas. #GuildChat
- — Tracie Cantu SPHR, SHRM-SPC (@tracie_marie)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:13:02A1 - Shame. Ppl tend to feel that folks will forever mock and shame them for screwing up and not being perfect. Fears are crazy things! #guildchat https://twitter.com/eLearningGuild/status/949356004206088192 …
- — Mike Simmons (@simmons_m)Fri, Jan 05 2018 19:19:02
#GuildChat for 01/5/18: Learning from Mistakes
A collection of this week's tweets from #GuildChat