Knowledge and Innovation Network

Forthcoming Workshop

KIN Winter 2014 Workshop

Learning from Failure

Date: 2 December 2014

Venue: The Swan Hotel, Streatley


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Whilst most organisations have had outright failures or 'near misses', they are too often swept under the carpet or not mentioned. In some cases processes may have quietly changed, in others they are still at risk of repeating the problem.

We know that some of the most valuable learning comes from looking at things that did not go as expected or failed. Not a 'drains up' or blame-seeking, but a rational examination of root-causes and seeking to change processes in the future, to avoid repeating the problem.

The issues around this are as much emotional as procedural. Nobody likes to be associated with 'failure'. It takes a brave project manager to flag something that did not go as planned to ensure their colleagues benefit from that experience. The airline industry is a great example where the culture has changed radically and many lives saved as a result.
The KIN Winter workshop will look at examples of 'Fail Fast and Learn'. We will have a mixture of learning activities (and yes some will be designed to fail!), expert speakers and case-studies from member and other organisations. Some of these have learned the hard way, but are willing to share their experiences, so you don't have to. 

 

 

Contact: Dawn Coton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0044 (0)24 7652 4503
Information about other forthcoming KIN events is available here

 

 

 

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