FAILURE:LABORATORY helps organizations and individuals remove roadblocks to innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking.
Bring the FAILURE:LAB experience into your organization through FAILURE:LABORATORY, a curriculum designed to change the conversation about failure. Teams apply comprehensive, insightful course modules to everyday work situations through the use of social science, brain science, and storytelling. The Laboratory experience helps organizations replace fear and resistance with excitement and learning.
1. ANATOMY OF A FAILURE
Shared definition of failure
Understanding the “amygdala hijack” phenomenon and how it factors into a failure experience
Tools for moderating negative responses to failure
Introduction to concept of Risk Intelligence
2. THE BLAME GAME
Understanding the Spectrum of Reasons for Failure
Deeper understanding of what blame is and why we do it
Understanding how blame is assigned in a team/group and the impact on teams and individuals
3. MEASURING SUCCESS & MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
Understanding the brain science related to expectations
Improve processes for measuring success
New tools for managing expectations
4. LEARNING & TRANSFORMATION
Basic understanding of how learning occurs
New tools for extracting learning from a failure, including the failure of others
Generating new ways to drive innovation through failure
Understanding storytelling as a powerful tool for change
5. CRUSHING STIGMA
Deeper understanding of individual and organizational views of failure
Use “reframing” as a tool to remove negative stigma from failure
Create a policy for how failure is viewed and talked about within the team and organization
6. BUILDING A LEARNING ORGANIZATION
Understanding and creating new strategies for building a Learning Organization that incorporates failure in positive ways
Determine the prevailing mindset of the organization and team and how it impacts the way failure is viewed and experienced
Incorporate new practices such as “Pre-Mortem”, to increase collaboration and innovation
Designed By brightly
Brightly designed FAILURE: LABORATORY to help organizations overcome failure and develop intelligent risk-taking behaviors.
Brightly is a digital design agency focused on delivering powerful data-driven strategy and meaningful user centered experiences across a broad spectrum of industries. Brightly relies on research, real world data, and compelling design to create premium solutions for web, mobile, and software.
Facilitated By Thought Design
FAILURE: LABORATORY’S curriculum was developed by and is facilitated through Thought Design.
Denise Van Eck has been writing and facilitating leadership curriculum with executives around the country for over 25 years. She is the founder of Thought Design Learning Studio, and author of the book Leadership 101. Thought Design is a consultancy focused on team building, improving communication, and energizing organizations from within. Using brain science and collaborative exercises, Thought Design helps teams overcome barriers to maximize productivity.