Dealing with mistakes at work
To err is human is a common proverb associated with human beings. It is indeed the best phrase to avoid and settle down any issues. But it must be said that it is a thing of the past. Present modern times have developed such tools and techniques that human error indeed has become rare but not vanished in entirety. We all are humans and we all are prone to committing errors in our day-to-day businesses and interactions. If you have committed a mistake, then lets just face it. There is no face saving in lying. Here are a few tips that might help you get over with such blunders in future:-
– It is important to realize a fact that once a mistake has been made, there is very little that one can do. The better option to adopt is to look out for solution that satisfies everyone associated with it. Therefore, admission is a good step. Taking responsibility is good and generally appreciated. Once admitted, go and ask the concerned person how you can fix it. Hiding it will make you lie and lie will cultivate more lies until you are caught and embarrassed.
– If you have committed a mistake, then there is no need to panic. Get hold of yourself. Everyone, once at your stage must have committed many mistakes and yet they are at top positions. Be stable and ask yourself for the remedies. One way or the other, you might find one that will help you and get hold of the situation in a better manner. Always remember that panicking in a working environment is never appreciated and expose your inner traits to your peers that may well be exploited in the time to come.
– Lets just accept the fact that mistake has been made. It is time to acknowledge and let others know that you are sorry for what went wrong. People around you will surely understand and most of the times will offer their help for the rectification of the error.
– Honesty is the best policy. This lesson has been taught to us by our parents when we were kids, by our teachers when we started going to school. Unfortunately, it is considered a myth by a few. Always remember, it is the best guideline to follow in the scenario we are discussing here. Generally the educated lot will appreciate if you step forward and be honest. They might not even talk to you for what went wrong rather they may well help you in achieving fruitful results by helping in a positive manner.
Mistakes are common in our everyday life, at home as well as our workplace. We are the bets judge of our mistakes. Therefore, these mistakes can only be corrected if they are acknowledged and looked up to as a reminder in the future. Making a mistake by will makes it a violation and that makes situation even worse.