In recent months two related things happened at work regarding my ideas:
- I made a suggestion which some people were sceptical about, but others liked it, and it was adopted. It has now become clear to me that it's was a wrong idea and has led to issues, but my boss seems to almost religiously believe it's right and passionately defends it even to me... even though I only brought it up as an idea that might or might not work in the beginning
- In another case I did a project in a certain way, but upon presenting the solution I was asked to take a different approach, which I did, reluctantly. Now a few months later I have been asked why it was done this way and not another way, by the person who asked me to do it differently
I'm not sure whether my colleagues have genuinely forgotten the past or are scheming, and don't know how to act in this situation so as not to be rude?