Should We Ever Admit A Mistake At Work? - CiteHR
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Dear Seniors,
I've tried a lot ponder over this question but i could not reach to a convenient answer.
Please seniors, can you kindly share with me your opinions on whether WE SHOULD ADMIT A MISTAKE AT WORK.
Kind Regards
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hi avarna,
assume you have made a mistake and if it's been identified by the superiors, then the best thing is admit it. tell them that you won't repeat it in the future
hopefully they will forgive you
Yes one should admit the mistake at workplace. But be polite and see to it that it is not repeated. If its repeat and time and again one has to say sorry, then that person will loose the confidence of seniors or collegues even if he is genuine person.
After having committed mistake at work, admit it with open mind and learn a lot from it. By Marlia
The crime is not making a mistake, it is not learning from that mistake. In my eyes admitting a mistake is quite correct....covering one up is fraught with problems.
Thanks Sparky, Marlia, Harshad, rameshbashyam and anonymousa.
I got 5 responses and all of you advised to admit the mistake.
I'll go for it....hoping to be forgiven.
Special thanks to Sparky whose response was quite motivating. Thanks loads.
Dear Avarna, Whats the mistake?? First identify if it is a mistake at all. and then go in for admitting...
Hello Avarna,
If it a mistake and you did that without your knowledge then why to worry. You can just take it like "It's just a Mistake"... Admitting a mistake is a best quality of a human being..
I sincerely appreciate that you took this topic for discussion on to the mistake which you have done.. Rock on dude..... ;)
This reminds of the adage my father used to quote, "He who lies and lies to hide it makes it two".
At workplace or otherwise, if you committed a mistake, admit it. Admiting mistakes is only a small portion of it though. Admit it, apologize for it - and when you do apologize, mean it. If you do something wrong, admit it, say sorry and do it again, there will be no value to your apology. Soon, you will lose respect and credibility.
If you do something wrong, accept it and sincerely apologize. Take responsibility for your actions that resulted in the wrongdoing. Analyze it, figure out how to make it right and do whatever it takes to make it right. And never repeat it.

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