Pointing the finger...

Discussion in 'Self Improvement and Being Successful' started by Nazreen, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Nazreen

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    Pointing the finger is a no-no if you make a mistake, especially if it's a serious one. This doesn't solve the problem and we all know that the truth will come out, sooner or later, whether we like it or not. So why not be responsible and own up to your mistakes? This will make the identification of the root cause of the problem faster and therefore be able to come up with a resolution faster too.

    Nobody's perfect and we all make mistakes but when there comes a time that we make a serious one, it would be good to follow these simple steps.

    1. As hard as it may seem, own up and admit responsibility for the mistake. This is the first thing that we must do.
    2. Let everyone that needs to be informed, know about your serious mistake.
    3. When communicating with them, you need to show remorse and be sorry that you've made that mistake.
    4. Pointing fingers and making excuses are a definite no-no so you should only stick with the facts.
    5. Look for resolutions to the problem and implement them. When all has been resolved, work into preventing this mistake from happening again.
    6. Move on and don't carry this mistake with you all the time.

    Remember that what we do after we make the mistake is more important than the mistake we've made.
     
  2. Fergal

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    Some good points there. It is very easy to start looking for someone else to blame, when we have made a mistake. This doesn't help anyone and it doesn't help to resolve the issue. Everyone knows that everyone makes mistakes, so you colleagues and superiors will respect you more if you own up to your mistakes.
     
  3. Nazreen

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    People usually point the finger and blame others so as not to look bad. They might also be afraid of losing their jobs. Honestly speaking, the chances of you losing your job would be higher if you blame others and you would have made a mortal enemy in your company if you do that.
     
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    Blaming others for the mistakes you've made is a manifestation of how coward you are. It is also the worst solution to your problem. You are not solving the problem in fact you are just creating another problem.

    If you made mistake, have the courage to face it no matter how hard. This way you will even be praised and admired for admitting that it is your fault. Everyone of us will make mistakes, that is normal. It is one way of learning the lessons in life.
     
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    As well as facing our mistakes head on, we should always remember that the people around us are human too and will make mistakes. When they do make mistakes we should endeavour to be understanding and sympathetic rather than trying to apportion blame.
     
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    These things do happen in big organization. Most of the bosses set blame to their subordinate. But i think that even if your junior dosen't work well then also its your mistake. Therefore if you want to clear it, first step is to realize it..
     

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