“You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success; on the far side.” – Thomas Watson
Bruce Hurwitz, President and CEO of HSStaffing told The Grindstone, “There’s an old saying, “It’s not the crime that kills you, it’s the cover-up.” Everyone makes mistakes. It’s called being human. The process is simple.” People do make mistakes at work all the time, some of them really quite detrimental (not Bernie Madoff level, but pretty bad.) You may think your job is over when you do this but actually how you handle making a mistake can provide an opportunity for innovation and earnestness that you wouldn’t have had normally. We talked to the experts about 10 things not to do when you make a mistake at work.