Most organizations we run across pay lip service to failure as a good thing. They claim they are Learning Organizations (Peter Senge, author of The 5th Discipline) and that they tell their people it is okay to make mistakes. Yet few, if any, really try to learn from them.
MOST organizations try to learn in the short term by fixing their mistakes. Few if any USE them as long term learning tools or record them for posterity.
In order to truly become a learning organization, you must learn as much from your failures as your successes.