‘Fast failure’ and Work-Out: Organizational cultures that support learning from failure

Learning from failure has received very little attention in evaluation, but the management literature has been discussing it since the 1990s. The real challenge is building an organizational culture where not only is experimentation encouraged, but it is not necessarily a career-limiting move to produce failures, mistakes, and negative results. Organizational leaders have a huge part to play in setting the tone and showing through their actions that learning from failure is important. And for government agencies in particular, the media has an important part to play in supporting rather than undermining genuine evaluation.

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Learning from failure

Being able to learn from failure is an important part of Genuine Evaluation. A recent paper by Cannona and Edmondson explores technical and organizational barriers to doing this. Are there good examples of addressing these in monitoring systems or evaluation plans?

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