What if your company makes a big mistake?
It’s been published in the industry press and everybody in the industry and business knows about it.
What should you do ?
You have two alternatives: Stay of Leave
Stick with the mistake
Stick with the mistake and try to make the best out of it is one way to go.
Perhaps the worst will be over quickly and people forget or come back because of the previous renown of the brand.
You have existing customers to visit and to convince as you are their trusted contact to the company.
If others leave the company you have the opportunity to obtain a larger or more profitable region or even climb the hierarchy ladder getting more responsibility.
You know what you have in this company but you will be unsure what it is with the competitor.
At least you are consistent which gives a certain trust relationship: the main task of a salesman is to minimize the risk that the decision maker has to take.
Admit and leave
Admitting the mistake and move on is a new multiple challenge as you first need to find a new opportunity and secondly you need to prove yourself again in a different environment. What you have been building up in your previous company is probably gone too.
The competitor might just hire you for your contacts and once entered them into their CRM and contacted you get dumped.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
It is likely you will start at a lower level than previously.
Will colleagues trust you as you jumped ship ?
Will your existing clients follow you as you have praised the competitor previously and now you turn around.
What would you do or what have you done in such an event of a big mistake of your company ?