Accidentally clicked 'reply all'? 7 awkward office situations and how to deal with them

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If you've got yourself into a sticky situation, here's what you need to do...

How to deal with awkward situations at work

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Whether you're trying extra hard to impress on your first day in a new job or you're practically part of the furniture, from time-to-time awkward situations can (and do) crop up in the workplace.

How you react to these cringe-worthy social situations can say a lot about you as a person and will often determine how your colleagues view you.

We've rounded up the top seven most embarrassing office situations and how to deal with them in the gallery below...



Remember tact is key. Loads of awkward moments can be navigated when handled with the right level of sensitivity, discretion and diplomacy. It's best to use humour and self-deprecation to clear the air - owning up to your mistakes will demonstrate the sort of person you are and your ability to express regret without weeks of awkwardness.

For more career advice and office-survival tips, visit reed.co.uk/career-advice.

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