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What to expect from our Failure Management Workshop

Regardless of the size of your organization or the industry you operate in, learning how to effectively manage failure will increase your performance

Raquel Rojas
September 18, 2023
What to expect from our Failure Management Workshop

Regardless of the size of your organization or the industry you operate in, learning how to effectively manage failure can set the stage for unprecedented growth and success.

In this blog post, we'll explore what the Failure Management Workshop can do to change your organizational culture and the cases in which this workshop may not be a good fit for your organization.

Mindsets and biases

The terrain of effective failure management in organizations is complex, often laden with deeply ingrained biases and a certain resistance to change. But what if we told you that embracing change and cultivating an awareness of your and your team’s biases could be your greatest asset?

In the Failure Management Workshop, we’ll provide you with comprehensive insight into how we can adopt a growth mindset to handle failure and identify and overcome the biases that often tamper with team work and decision-making processes.


The importance of recognition in the workplace cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to managing failure within processes. It serves as the cornerstone for empowering employees to learn from their mishaps, ultimately fostering a culture of growth and resilience.

Fostering a culture that openly recognizes failure isn't the same as constantly spotlighting shortcomings, but rather about driving continuous improvement and innovation through giving credit where credit is due. 

Results vs Processes

Surprisingly, many leaders are so result-driven that they often inadvertently overlook the crucial role that processes play within their organization. This oversight can lead to less than optimal outcomes, despite the best of intentions. 

From enhancing team collaboration to improving overall efficiency, the advantages of prioritizing process over results are significant and we explore them throughout the Failure Management Workshop.

Failure Management

Contrary to the negative connotation commonly associated with the word 'failure', the Failure Management Workshop will unfold an innovative viewpoint for you and your team - making failure your ally rather than your adversary. 

We'll explore the concept of failure management, its significance in the corporate cosmos, and how it can be used as a catalyst for innovation, performance enhancement, and boosting employee satisfaction and engagement. 

In which cases is our Innovation Workshop NOT a good fit for your team or organization?

  • You’re looking for a quick fix

We propose this workshop as the first in a total of 5:

  1. Fear of failure
  2. Psychological safety and vulnerability
  3. Failure Management ;)
  4. Communication and difficult conversations
  5. Innovation

We recommend holding the Fear of Failure workshop as the first step towards building a Failure Culture that seeks tangible results in the short, medium, and long term. These results have to do with productivity metrics, talent retention, employee well-being, as well as employee engagement and commitment, and employee turnover. However, just like all our workshops, we’re dealing with taboo topics here. This brings us to another case where this workshop would not be ideal for your company: 

  • Your organization doesn't seem to prioritize the emotional aspect of work life enough

Talking about our emotions, mistakes or fears can lead to rejection, causing people to avoid vulnerability in group activities.

Creating a safe space where employees can freely propose, test, and communicate ideas without fear, shame, or guilt is the first step to achieving a cultural change in your organization. This will benefit the company and create a happier and more productive workforce.

The Failure Management Workshop is a service offered under The Failure Program, aimed at helping organizations embrace Failure Culture and use it to their advantage through vulnerability, authenticity, and creativity.

Let's embark on this journey together and unlock the potential that the Failure Management Workshop holds for the healthy and sustainable growth of your organization. Fill out this form and we’ll be supporting you every step of the way!

*Source: Failure Survey 2021-2022

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What to expect from our Failure Management Workshop
Raquel Rojas
Marketing & Comms Manager
Neurodivergent, antiracist, queer, feminist, vegan for the animals, mother, sister, lover, Mexican, immigrant. Fan of music festivals by the beach, gin tonics, and annoying people with her unsolicited unpopular opinions.


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