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Apologizing after a missed meeting is important because it shows that you take responsibility for your actions and that you value the time and effort of the other parties involved. A sincere apology can help to maintain or repair relationships and can also demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and accountability.
Additionally, apologizing can help to prevent misunderstandings or miscommunications about the missed meeting, and can help to ensure that any future meetings or interactions are productive and successful.
Here are some tips for writing a good business apology letter for a missed meeting, along with sentence examples:
Dear (Mr/Mrs + name),
I would like to convey my sincere and deepest apology to you for not making it to the (topic) meeting last (day).
I am aware that at the time, you and the rest of the team must have been wondering where I was and why I had not only not showed up but nor had I bothered to call to let someone know I was not going to be able to make it.
(Explain here why you were not present at the meeting) Example:
Just 20 minutes prior to the start time of the meeting, I received an urgent phone call from (friend/husband/wife/etc.) urgently requesting my presence back home. I was not told what or why but was required to leave work not knowing what was wrong.
My mind was so clouded with panic (for better word) that I did not leave with your telephone number or anyone else's for that matter, to be able to call and advise of my absence.
Once again, I am aware of the un-professionalism of the situation at the time and I do hope that a similar moment of sudden panic will not occur anytime soon.
I can only apologise and assure you that I have been fully briefed on what was discussed and all the tasks set and required for me to fulfil by (state the deadline).
I look forward to our future, scheduled group meetings,
Dear [Recipient Name],
I am writing to apologize for my absence at the meeting on [date]. I regret that I was unable to attend due to [reason for absence]. I understand that my absence may have caused some confusion and I take full responsibility for any disruptions that may have occurred.
I realize that my absence may have caused some delays in our project, and I would like to schedule a follow-up meeting to discuss how we can move forward. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in person to discuss any concerns you may have and to address any issues that may have arisen as a result of my absence.
Once again, I apologize for my absence and any inconvenience it may have caused. I assure you that it was an unavoidable situation and I will make sure it will not happen again. I look forward to discussing how we can move forward and to working with you to find a solution that is mutually beneficial.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule a follow-up meeting.
Thank you for your understanding.