While I know it's human to make mistakes, this week my team made a huge work mistake that cost our company one of our clients. Our whole team is on edge and our morale and productivity are lower than ever. Senior leadership is watching us like a hawk.
I want to come forward and apologize to higher-ups about the situation. I want our team to be able to move on productively and learn from our mistake rather than tip toe around, worrying we'll make another one. But I also don't want to take blame for the whole situation. It's not one person's fault, but if I'm the only one apologizing I'm worried the blame will be placed on me — and that there will be more consequences.
Do I come forward and apologize? How can I do so without taking all the blame/potentially facing repercussions?