Being a supervisor at work, I’ve tried to instill the idea that I embrace mistakes. If you are “going for it” and mess up, I don’t care. We can fix it! What I don’t like is people paralyzed because they don’t know what to do next.
Some of my best lessons learned are because I made a mistake and I learned from them. If you are working for me and you are trying hard to do your job correctly and make a mistake — I don’t care. Did you learn from that mistake? Usually the answer is “yes!”. Then let’s move along.
I’m easy to work with. If you are ‘under’ me, do your job as well as you can (I don’t care about mistakes as long as you’re learning). If you’re my peer, don’t criticize me unless you have instructive correction to offer. If you’re above me, please recognize I’m continually giving it everything I’ve got, doing the best I can given the circumstances, and always looking for improvement in efficiency.