In developing any brand (Employer, personal, leadership, product) you can be caught out if you are looking for perfection. Beta is now a part of the successful company's ethos. Imperfection is a huge part of your evolution!
- Be willing to try new ideas...test them, try them, see if they work - if not, you can always change it.
- People love to be part of a company, a team that are willing to embrace new ideas, encourage new thinking....they can forgive imperfection, they rarely forgive slowness or apathy.
- People who work with you want to work for a human being, part of being human being is making a few mistakes. As long as you own up, as long as you are honest...people will stay with you. Imperfection can be engaging!
- When you are wanting to move forward, you will need to take risks. If you spend too much time looking for the perfect answer...then in the meantime, the question will probably have changed!
The more you push the boundaries, the more you increase your creativity to your work, the greater the chance of success...and the occasional mistake. But the alternative is lagging behind and not differentiating yourself against the competition. Yes, you need to manage risk.....but the greatest risk is not experimenting or evolving in a world that does not embrace blandness.