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Why Organizations Fail to Learn from Success

February 2, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

In a previous post, Success vs. Failure – Which is the Better Teacher? I explored the possibility that failure can often be a better teacher in life, especially in the second half of life. Having said that, it’s also true that successful organizations often stumble as a direct result of their achievements, and good leaders will keep this in mind. This phenomenon, the failure of organizations to learn from success, is examined in some depth at HBR.com, the online knowledge base for the Harvard Business Review. Here the authors, Francesca Gino and Gary P. Pisano, “argue that success can breed failure by hindering learning at both the individual and the organizational level.” They base their finding on a study that […]

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