“You meant to say, whatever you told me were not the instructions to be followed in the first place, and now you’re telling me to follow another set of instructions?” He said in an irritated tone.
“Yes, the information has been updated, and I had to convey to you all the same. I have updated you all as soon as I’m updated about the same. Please, act on revised guidelines,” I said.
This was a conversation from my latest meeting, where I had to convey some changes to my team.
All from the meeting became calm on my acceptance of misinformation in the meeting and started working on revised information.
It went okay, but I started thinking about misinformation.
I realized that I didn’t initially spread misinformation. Instead, I was less informed when I conveyed the same to my team. Subsequently, I tried to get knowledge from wherever possible and concluded changing my previous instructions.
Now, should I be blamed for it? I don’t think so. I was less informed earlier. Nobody is aware of everything around as there’s a lot of information available in the world.
All we can do is to do our best to get information and help others to learn more.
We should always be ready to update our plans and prepare strategies based on changed information. All this has to happen in an agile manner.
There’s no wrong in accepting that we were less informed earlier. While making an effort to learn and spread information consciously, we must help others learn and grow.