criticism

Give Effective Feedback By Focusing On The Positive

Give Effective Feedback By Focusing On The Positive

Constructive criticism can be the bane of the workplace environment. It’s hard to give without putting the receiver on the defensive. (It’s also hard to accept.) That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ever talk about each other’s performance; to not discuss how we’re doing would make for a stagnant environment in…

The Best Time Of Day To Give Constructive Criticism

The Best Time Of Day To Give Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is one of the necessary evils of the workplace: No one likes to give it and certainly no one revels in receiving it, and yet it’s a crucial component of growth in our careers and in life. Beyond being gentle and respectful with each other when we give…

Stop Using The ‘Sandwich Method’ To Give Feedback

Stop Using The ‘Sandwich Method’ To Give Feedback

The “sandwich” method of feedback, where you squish criticism between compliments to smooth it over, is played out and everyone knows it. Most of us cringe when we hear someone suggest it, and even when it works, it’s obvious. Adam Grant, author and professor, says it’s time to just give…