You Screwed Up At Work - Now What?
We’ve all screwed up at work at one point or another. It can be embarrassing and frustrating, but it happens. For one member of the TODAY Show cast, those feelings are all too fresh. (Psst! Can’t get hired? Watch this free tutorial.) During the Golden Globes last week, Jenna Bush Hager made an unfortunate mistake when she was interviewing singer Pharrell, who was nominated for best original score for the movie “Hidden Figures.” During the interview, Hager accidentally confused two new movies, calling “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Fences.” “Hidden Figures,” is the story of three black women in the 1960s who worked at NASA and played a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s orbit into space. “Fences,” another film, is based on August Wilson’s play. While this was a minor mistake, Hager was instantly criticized for it. Shortly after the event, she apologized for her misstep saying that she was “deeply sorry” for the accident. Fortunately, the cast of the movie was quite forgiving, telling her that “everyone makes mistakes.” And, considering that similar mix ups happened to other members of the TODAY cast that day, her team was also very understanding of the situation. Mistakes at work happen, but it’s how you handle those mistakes that keeps you moving forward. If you screwed up at work, here’s what you should do to make it right: