It is often said the best thing that can happen when we make a mistake is to learn from it. But an even better way to learn is to learn without making the mistake in the first place. This fun culture exercise is built on the principle that we can all learn from the mistakes of others. These ten cultural marketing faux pas were made by some of the biggest companies in the world. If we want our company to be better, we need to put on our learning caps.
Allow each participant to take the quiz on a sheet of paper, which you can download here.
After they have discussed in small groups for about 15 minutes debrief by asking which questions were the most surprising.
After all ten 10 answers have been revealed solicit ideas as to how the faux pas could have been prevented.
This exercise is good in marketing, creative thinking, diversity, or business strategy workshops.