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Eliminate blame culture on your team

Switch your mindset to “We’re all still learning,” and share your mistakes.

  • We all make mistakes from time to time. It’s what makes us human. No good comes from blaming and shaming each other for our imperfect nature.
  • You benefited from learning from your mistakes, so allow others to do the same. Use problems and mistakes as teaching moments, not shaming moments.
  • If you’re a manager, discuss your own mistakes and the lessons learned from them. Doing so creates a psychological safe space that will encourage others to follow suit.

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