• http://www.rchilli.com/ Satish Mishra

    We need to built a complete ecosystem where Accountability, Collaboration and Initiative is not only encouraged but rewarded also. That once set as an example will be easily followed and instill the same culture in organization.

    • Michelle Smith

      Satish, I completely agree with you. Management must first (and consistently) lead by example, and then we know that what is rewarded as valuable in an organization is often adopted much more quickly by the rest of the company, and much more likely to become a sustained element of the culture.

      • http://www.rchilli.com/ Satish Mishra

        Absolutely right, Michelle, this is what desired in any developing organization.

  • Russ Evans

    This ideal is totally unrealistic in a business culture that is unwilling to provide a safety net when failures occur. Most businesses let workers go instead of giving them an opportunity “to learn when they stumble”. So much for a “sense of community”.

    • Michelle Smith

      Your point is very well taken, Russ. And that’s why we must all work so hard to change corporate cultures that don’t allow mistakes to be viewed – and embraced – as learning experiences. There won’t be innovation without some failure, and few will be willing to try to innovate if leaders don’t understand that mistakes are part of the process.