I once asked a seasoned entrepreneur: “What would you do if an employee keeps making the same mistake?”
He replied: “If an employee makes a mistake for the first time, I would talk to them. If they make the same type of mistake a second time, I would have someone train them. If they make the same mistake a third time, I would never use that person for the same task again.”
Never use that person for the same task again – I think he means he would never use that person again.
That’s right. If someone repeatedly makes the same mistake, they can no longer be used. Whether it’s due to objective or subjective reasons, failure always has a cause. This approach may seem absolute, but it is supported by probability. The chance of failure due to purely accidental factors is small, while the probability of human factors is high. Companies don’t need to take risks for high-probability events unless there are special reasons.
If your boss lets you make three mistakes, that’s true love. You should also be absolutely loyal to such a boss.
But true feelings can’t be kept since ancient times, only routines can win people’s hearts.
In other words, if a company spends money to train you and the training content involves your current job – you’re not far from leaving.
Because there is no third chance to make a mistake and you’ve already made two.
Cherish the training your company gives you! A company that can train you is still a good company because it has already given you two chances to make mistakes.
Not all organizations will give employees two chances to make mistakes; most are one-time KOs.
So it’s best not to wait for company-organized training but to prevent it from happening.
Today is an era of rapid change. We must actively embrace change rather than waiting to be changed. Because the world will not change us in the way we expect.
Knowledge and ability are our own and we have the responsibility and obligation to improve our knowledge and ability.