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Messed Up at Work? Here’s How to Handle it…

It’s inevitable that at some point you’re going to disappoint your colleagues or boss. Whether it’s a small or big “mess up,” we’re all human and these things happen. However, how you handle owning up to your mistake can really make or break your professional reputation within your office. The Harvard Business Review explains how to handle these types of situations with eight straight forward, yet simple, steps that can help rebuild your credibility when running into a major issue in the workplace.

  1. Act Fast 
  2. Prepare Emotionally for the Conversation
  3. Practice
  4. Take Face-to-Face
  5. Tell it Like it is
  6. Apologize
  7. Suggest a Path Forward
  8. Stop Overpromising

Dive further into these eight steps here, on the Harvard Business Review’s webpage and be fully prepared if a “mess up” ever happens to you!

 

Great Read If You’re Feeling Stuck in Your Career

As Abraham Lincoln said, “the best way to predict the future is to create it,” so the only way to know whether a career move is actually right for you is to make it. No matter how uninspiring or monotonous it may be, it is always hard to leave a job. In order to help you decide whether it may be time for a career change, here are five critical signs, based on psychological research, that you would probably benefit from a career switch:READ MORE