Wardrobe malfunctions. Pratfalls. Momentarily confusion between your boss and your spouse. Even the most serious and polished among us probably has a story to share about an embarrassing moment at work — and anyone reluctant to tell his or her story can count on co-workers to tell it anyway. A new survey from OfficeTeam collects such tales of woe, revealing some of the most embarrassing workplace moments suffered by executives. Frankly, these stories are pretty tame; the R-rated version is probably better. Anyway, the message to the suits remains: Relax, everybody's human. It’s better to laugh about your lapses than crawl under your desk. Hey, your colleagues are laughing anyway, so you might as well join them. Says Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam, “Using humor can help you recover from uncomfortable situations. Occasionally showing a little vulnerability on the job also can make you appear more accessible and approachable to colleagues." For more on the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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