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Administrative Mistakes – How do you deal with them?

 Dated: 01-03-2013

If you are assigned for the admin post, then you should be aware of the mistakes that such professionals can make. There are a number of ways and instances in which you can make mistakes that may cost you in terms of damage for your career and for your boss. These mistakes can change how you work in the office. For example, you have just misplaced an important document that holds the records for several office supplies; and in a hurry to arrange things right, you have added last year’s data to the recent document. This can trigger more issues for you and for your boss. This is just an example; there can be several other instances that you may come across at the office.

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Admin mistakes may happen, but it is not the end for you:

Mistakes can happen; by keeping track of the mistakes and avoiding them is your sole responsibility. When you make a mistake, questions will be raised. If you have made a mistake, then you should be prepared for these questions and you should know ways on how you can deal with them elegantly. Your actions and reactions towards such issues make a difference. This will also determine how you will work further at the office in order to eliminate the mistakes that you have made before.

Stay responsible for your own work:


People in the admin field have several responsibilities. While doing their jobs under pressure, they may make mistakes. These mistakes can sometime be neglected; but when you are in a professional sector, there may be people or elements that can expose your mistake and it may cost in terms of your career. When your boss suffers due to your mistakes, he or she will surely not leave you alone without getting a proper explanation for it. These are the consequences that admin people may come across after making a mistake.

Blaming yourself is not the right approach:


Once you have made a mistake and it has been noticed in the office, you shouldn’t blame yourself. Things that happened cannot be corrected or taken back; and during that time, you have also gone through several questions and explanation sessions with the boss. Now you should look for ways that can help you in developing your productivity and working ability. This way, you can really make your way to success smother and better.


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