I put my foot in my mouth at work and said something insensitive to a colleague of mine. Since then I have:
- Had a one-to-one with my colleague that I upset where I apologised and we patched things up (this was the day after the incident and was initiated by me)
- Discussed the issue with my line manager in our one-to-one, where we agreed that the relationship had been patched up and that my verbal slip was not systemic, i.e. just a one-off slip-up
- Lastly, and oddly, had a one-to-one with a peer who is a friend of the colleague I upset. Although I felt the peer's involvement was unnecessary, I handled that meeting by summarising points 1 and 2
My question is, when a peer gives feedback about an issue that does not involve them and has been resolved, what is the best way to handle that?
If it helps, I'm based in the UK, and what I said was not discriminatory in anyway (e.g. sexist etc.)