It is a popular storyline. The rise and fall of the tech startup. WeWork becomes WeCrashed, a dramatic retelling of the infamous workplace turned cult that aired this past week on AppleTV+. Or the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest female billionaire in the world, whose technological inaccuracies led to a massive fraud conviction.
With humility comes the ability to say when you’re wrong without fear of what you might lose. Humility allows for streamlined improvements. It allows for employees to come to their employers with issues they are having, with ideas to make their companies better. The value of an environment where no one is infallible and anyone can have a good idea starts and ends with humility. All industries could do to improve in this area but tech fails so spectacularly, it’s hard not to notice.
Companies in every industry have to integrate tech into their systems. This makes it so important to be able to communicate how technology will change our work environments, our work cultures and how it can improve them. Making something as complicated as coding accessible and simple is a skill and to understand this and execute this will take humility.