Ever feel uncomfortable giving someone else suggestions for improvement? You don't need to worry any longer. Harvard Business Review reveals that even though no one likes to give negative feedback everyone wants to hear it.
Here's a graph of the results from a study HBR did asking 899 people how they felt about positive and negative feedback:
It's stunning that the participants preferred negative feedback even more than positive feedback — and that the tendency to give positive feedback is so low.
Wanting negative feedback may be a sign that you've moved past the novice stage. The takeaway, if you're a manager or possibly in any situation — give more feedback!
Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give [Harvard Business Review]