If ever there was a bitter pill to swallow, this one would be the most bitter of them all. Having to admit that you are wrong. I have found that, in the workplace, junior and senior employees sometimes struggle to admit they are wrong. Whether it be because of a mistake that they've made or a fact that they got wrong. So I asked myself, why won't I admit if I am wrong? I came up with the following reasons:
I don't want to look bad in front of my subordinates/line manager/colleagues
My ego is so delicate and fragile, why would I want to bruise it?
Winning an argument is more important than the actual issue
I'm supposed to know "everything"