Let’s face it; everyone makes office mistakes, but when you’re the one whose guffaw has them on the proverbial chopping block, clichés are weak. Instead of trying to soothe yourself with tired platitudes, there are active steps you can take to restore your reputation and boost your confidence. Studies show that people who take action after they’ve been knocked down have less anxiety and higher self-esteem than people who don’t. But what’s the most effective way to own up to and move on from office mistakes? Read on for some quick and efficient survival tips.