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Learn from Hypotheses, Not Failures

Title Author(s) Type Topic(s) Comments Date
Learn from Hypotheses, Not FailuresRoss, Jeanne W.
Fonstad, Nils O.
Research BriefingDigital Innovation
Data Management, Analytics, and Use
Abstract: Many companies are trying to adopt a culture that accepts failures as learning opportunities. MIT CISR has found, however, that such learning can be expensive. Worse, it can be misguided. For companies to minimize the costs of organizational learning, we have found they need to organize around empowered, cross-functional teams and develop skills around asking the right questions. Then their teams—and the company as a whole—can hypothesize, test, and really learn.

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