CountersignalingTalking openly about one's failures is a type of countersignaling that may be interpreted as a strength.
CronyismFailure upwards is a common feature of cronyism whereby a social group continue to promote and reward each other despite an ongoing string of failures.
Bias for ActionSome organizations, industries and professions favor a bias for action whereby individuals can take risks without overthinking. A bias for action can be expected to result in occasional failures but may work out in professions that favor risk taking such as sales.
InnovationInnovation requires experimentation and attempts to change entire industries with new approaches. As such, it is steeped in unusual levels of risk and failure. Innovative organizations may not look negatively on failures that were valid attempts to do something big.
|Overview: Failing Upwards|
|Type||Risk TakingOrganizational CultureProfessional Strategy|
|Definition||A series of failures that is good for an individual's career.|
|Related Concepts||Fail OftenFail WellOrganizational CultureOffice PoliticsBias For ActionRisk TakingCronyism|