I've posted before on the importance of apologizing at work - but I didn't realize that it could actually impact your wallet. If the possibility of being more professional and getting along better with co-workers isn't enough to make you own up to your occasional workplace gaffes with genuine apologies, perhaps the idea of a better salary will.
Kris Robinson over at People @ Work posts about a research study on apologizing that shows:
"People earning over $100,000 a year are almost twice as likely to apologize after an argument or mistake as those earning $25,000 or less, the survey found."
Kris is realistic that more money may not come your way immediately, but offers great incentive to own your mistakes anyway:
"Will saying you are sorry for everything get you a raise? Probably not. At least not immediately or directly. However, genuine apologies will go a long way in building trust and strengthening relationships."
Have you ever apologized at work? Was it successful, or did you crash & burn and learn some good lessons? We'd love to hear your story!