February 28, 2022
Mistakes at work… they happen…because we are human! What we choose to do next is critical so that we don’t compound the original mistake by poor follow-up. So, after you take a moment to feel the feels, make a plan for recovery.
Mistakes provide an opportunity to learn and grow, both as an individual and as an organization. This Forbes contributor calls it Failing Forward.
“Making a mistake offers us the opportunity to put ‘controls’ in place to help other employees avoid making the same mistake in the future. It’s best to host a training on the mistake and the new controls and use yourself as the example. It can be a hit to your self-esteem to make a mistake, but everyone makes mistakes and people respect honesty and vulnerability…you must demonstrate both of these qualities to your co-workers. Mistakes lead to solutions, and the most successful companies embrace the best solutions!”
To your success!