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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dissecting Error

What was right in one decade, may be wrong in the next.

We evolve and so does our notion of error.

That is why continual inclusive discussion, communication, and collaboration in any family, organization, or system is essential. To keep up with evolving rules, language, expectations, and discipline, we need to keep communication open and and forthcoming. Questions such as who are we; what is our focus, and what expectations do we align ourselves with are essential to revisit often.

When there is error, it's important to dissect that error rather than react with blame, accusations, and rash reactions. Why did the error occur? What is the story behind the error? How can we remedy the situation without losing the possible good work and investment involved?

Error happens to individuals, families, systems, and organizations.

How we deal with error is what's important. Systems, organizations, families, and individuals can own error and move forward with greater knowledge and wisdom. They can dissect the error and rework established paths to work better with greater effect.

Error does not have to serve as an untreated sore, but instead can be a formidable part of one's foundation if dissected and dealt with well with truth, compassion, understanding, and positive next steps.

Working with one another with transparency, collaboration, best intent, and good effort will help us to stay clear of error that's difficult to unwind and amend. Yet we will still err as that's part of being human, and the way we dissect that error and learn from it will strengthen who we are and what we do.