8 Awkward Work Moments & How To Recover From Them

By Natasha Burton

Awkward moments can happen unexpectedly in any area of our lives. However, because work is a setting where we're continually judged by our actions — and our very livelihoods depend on our performance — embarrassing moments can come with extra consequences. While you can laugh off an uncomfortable situation with a friend or spouse, it's far more challenging to do so with your colleagues or boss.
The following scenarios are all too common, but don’t panic: recovery is possible. Click ahead to see how to handle cringe-worthy situations gracefully and professionally.