A mistake handled professionally is a great opportunity to learn.

Why it is true: Some mistakes are infinitely more critical than others, but most can be proactively resolved.

Plan of action: Sit down with the offender and ask, “What happened?” Listen carefully and try not to interrupt. Ask open-ended questions. Let the employee recognize the seriousness of the issue and determine a solution to ensure it will never happen again.

Source: Dave Richardson


This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.



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