By Damilola Faustino
If you have never been in a situation where you have made serious errors that caused your heart to skip several beats at work, then perhaps you should comment your secret below. No one is perfect so work mistakes are inevitable. You just have to be able to fix them right. Some people decide to ignore them, others sulk about it for a really long time and neither ways can fix your error. So if you don’t want your errors to cost you your job, here are simple ways to deal with mistakes at work:
Admit to the mistake
Do not wait until your boss or manager notices the mistake and points you to it. It may be irreparable by then. So immediately you notice it, own up. This will show that you are honest and responsible. Plus it shows that you know what you are doing, which is why you knew instantly that you have erred.
If you are working with a Nigerian boss, you should not attempt to prove that you are right no matter the mistake. The best thing you can do is to apologise and focus on the next point. If you are not apologetic, your boss may want to blow the small mistake out of proportion.
Fix the error
Work with your manager to fix the error. No matter how daunting it may be, you must fix it. Doing this will make everyone happy including you.
Commit to improvement
When a mistake becomes too frequent, you are playing with your job, even if it is genuine. You should assure your manager that you will learn from the mistake and improve. Ensure you do whatever it takes to stop the mistake from repeating itself.
Don’t stress over it
You should not stress yourself over a mistake. It is normal. Forgive yourself and move on. There is no need to get emotional or worked up over it.
What other ways have you been able to mend your mistakes at work? Share your opinions below!
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