Cultivating a Culture of Learning & Innovation
Ep. 41: Cultivating a Culture of Learning & Innovation
As trade businesses seek continuous improvement and innovation, renowned author and expert Mark Graban is my guest this week to explore the common myths that hinder business growth. In this episode, Mark will pull back the curtain on data issues you might be dealing with, as well as provide us with a better approach to building a positive culture for your team.
Mark sheds light on a prevalent misconception – the belief that leaders can draw meaningful conclusions from just two data points. He illustrates the dangers of overreacting to short-term fluctuations in business metrics and emphasizes the importance of a long-term perspective. Drawing on his extensive experience, he shares strategies for effective decision-making, especially when dealing with limited or less reliable data.
The conversation takes a deeper turn into Mark’s expertise, touching on his book “Measures of Success” and the significance of incorporating data-driven insights into business culture. Mark reveals how creating a culture of learning and innovation, explored in his latest book “The Mistakes That Make Us,” can be a game-changer for sustained success.
Gain actionable insights into practical steps for building psychological safety, fostering a transparent environment, and harnessing the power of continuous improvement. Mark’s perspective challenges the traditional notion of punishment for mistakes and advocates for a more human-centric approach that transforms challenges into opportunities for growth.
[00:39] My obsession with data and how Mark can help us make the right decisions.
[01:55] The myth that leaders believe about data.
[03:06] Why two data points can mislead you.
[04:55] Advice for new businesses lacking robust data.
[06:47] Tips for making decisions from meaningful conclusions.
[10:20] Going from reactive to proactive with performance.
[13:00] Fostering a workplace that breathes innovation.
[14:42] What happens when workers make mistakes?
[16:42] The critical role of psychological safety at work.
[20:32] Actionable tips for employee engagement and continuous improvement.
[22:19] Why you should tear down this common tool.
Connect with Mark Graban:
Mark’s latest book: https://www.mistakesbook.com/
Free Chapter Download: Visit https://www.mistakesbook.com/chapter/
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