When it comes to mistakes being made, there is more than one way to look at the situation.
One of our trainers, Darren Andrews, likes to tell the story of a disastrous course he taught in his first month. He came into the smoothie office to report that it hadn’t gone well. I overheard and went up to him and asked him how it went. He explained that he hadn’t prepared properly and it had been a disaster. I then gave him a hug and said, ‘One to celebrate.’
I wasn’t joking. At Happy we want to create an atmosphere where people feel free to experiment, try new things and sometimes get it completely wrong. It was clear Darren was not in denial or blaming somebody else. So within the Happy culture it really was one to celebrate.