There’s simply no getting around the fact that we all make mistakes, both in our personal lives and throughout our careers. Your bosses and supervisors understand this as well, which is why it is crucial that you are willing to admit your mistakes, take responsibility, and learn from your past failings. Automation Personnel Services believes that Honesty, Hard Work and Fairness are fundamental core values that every employee should uphold. Along with these, an optimistic point of view will help you when you make a mistake.
Studies have found much higher rates of depression in people who pessimistically attribute their failures to personal deficits. Optimists, however, treat failure as a learning experience and believe they can do better in the future. As long as you can show the desire to learn from such mistakes, management will, in most cases, be willing to work with you to overcome such issues and uncover your true potential.
Maintain A Positive Attitude
Maintaining a positive attitude on a day-to-day basis within the workplace is essential when it comes to overcoming mistakes, surpassing shortcomings, and learning from your blunders. Those who are unable to keep a positive mindset may find that they’re causing themselves undue stress and difficulty on the job.
On the other hand, those who can maintain a positive mindset, in particular through their mistakes, are far more likely to succeed in their career. Instead of beating themselves up for errors, those who think positive can re-assess the situation in question, re-examine their decision-making process and, ultimately, learn what to do differently in the future. An optimist can, therefore, move on from their mistakes.
Having a positive attitude can also be an encouraging motivator for everyone that works around you.
Treat Your Co-Workers with Respect
It is never acceptable to be disrespectful in the workplace! It is not necessary to agree with everything your colleagues propose, but you must learn to discuss disagreements in a way that is not offensive. People don’t always remember all that you do, but they rarely forget how you make them feel. You should always treat your co-workers with the same amount of respect that you expect to receive in return. Anything less is bound to result in a workplace conflict.
Moreover, don’t go around looking for conflict. Although it may be difficult to do in some situations, simply keeping your mouth shut, smiling politely and keep a positive attitude is all it takes to avoid a conflict with a co-worker.
Avoid Unnecessary Complaints
Nearly everyone will run into conflict at some point in their career. Whether it’s an issue with a co-worker, unfair treatment by a manager or general frustration with their job, it’s important to understand that conflicts in the workplace do happen. While it’s important to bring up such issues to the appropriate personnel, you’ll want to avoid lodging unnecessary complaints.
A general Rule-of-Thumb you can practice before issuing a claim is to ask these three simple questions:
Is it worth it?
What will this complaint achieve?
What is the solution?
Try to engage in internal conflict resolution whenever possible. Instead of filing a complaint about an annoying or troublesome co-worker, try to communicate with the co-worker in question and see if the two of you can come to an agreement without having to involve management. Not only will this reflect well on your ability to solve problems and work through workplace disagreements in an independent fashion, but it makes sure that your supervisors aren’t loaded down with unnecessary complaints.
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