Saturday, November 19, 2011

Video: Should I Admit or Conceal My Mistakes at Work?

By Diana Hsieh

In Sunday's Philosophy in Action Webcast, I discussed admitting mistakes. The question was:

Should you always own up to your mistakes? Recently, I made a huge mistake at work, accidentally discarding some very important files. When inquiry was made, I denied knowing anything about it. Should I have fessed up?
My answer, in brief:
Everyone makes mistakes, and it's neither moral nor practical to conceal your mistakes by deception. Don't evade your problems – face them openly and fix them!
Here's the video of my full answer:
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