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Overcoming mistakes at work starts with a difficult conversation.
Though it may not seem like it, your aim is actually to increase the amount of trust you get from your boss. If they know you will come to them to alert them of problems you have caused, then they don’t necessarily need to look over your shoulder all the time.
As soon as you find out that you have made a mistake, reach out to talk about it with your boss.
If your boss requires an appointment, set one up right away—with some urgency. The less time you wait, the better. This will allow for a faster fix of any potential negative consequences.
Taking responsibility means doing whatever you can to repair the problem.
Tell your boss anything you have done already to try to fix the problem. If you have other suggestions, lay them out. Work closely with your supervisor to understand better how to solve the situation.
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