When You’ve Made A Big Blunder
Saying you’re sorry is not a get out of jail free card. When you’ve made an error on a project, or you didn’t finish a project on time, you can’t just throw out an apology and expect everything to just be overlooked. You need to take some action to take responsibility for your blunder.
When It Creates A Bad Impression In Advance
Don’t apologize because you are trying to manage people’s expectations at work. Sometimes, you tackle a project and the result seems subpar. In situations like this, don’t apologize beforehand. Don’t force your colleagues to doubt your work before they’ve even seen it. Instead, do your best with what you’ve been able to come up with.