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Taking the Fear Out of Failure

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 10 Sep 2014

What’s your attitude when it comes to experiencing setbacks and failure in life? Does the fear of failure paralyze you, preventing your from tackling new, ambitious goals? When you experience a failure, do you curl up in the fetal position and rock back and forth for three months while listening to your favorite blues album, or do you view it as a learning experience and jump back onto the proverbial horse?

How does your team and organization manage failure? How an organization views and manages failure has a profound impact on its culture and its ability to innovate. Which is why the leaders at Pixar Studios spend a lot of time thinking about failure. Following up on last week’s look at Pixar’s innovative culture, here are a few insights on how Pixar views failure, from the book, Creativity, Inc.:

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