When You Make a Mistake at Work – 5 Strategies

When you make a mistake at work, take a deep breath. Everyone makes mistakes. Even in-house counsel are not immune. The key is how you handle the aftermath, and doing so correctly can go a long way to making that mistake at work a distant memory for you and your colleagues:

“You mistakenly hit send on a half-written email to an important client.  You attached last year’s numbers to this year’s report. Everyone makes mistakes. But not everyone manages the aftermath in a proactive and professional manner.  Here are my top 5 strategies for making that happen…In the end, everyone makes mistakes… The point isn’t avoiding failure; it’s handling the aftermath in a smart, proactive way that turns a potential disaster into an opportunity for rebuilding your reputation and proving your worth to the people that matter.”

Read: You Really Screwed Up at Work. Here are 5 Essential Tips for Cleaning Up the Mess at Inc.com

How To Become Indispensable At Work

If you become indispensable at work your career trajectory may achieve lift-off. This doesn’t mean doing co-workers’ work for them but instead changing your mindset, focusing on metrics, tracking results and helping lift the team’s…