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Giving Difficult Feedback To Employees
No matter what type of job you apply for, you will always find that the description asks for ‘good communication skills’.
The reason for this is simple, no matter what industry you work it, being able to communicate with your colleagues is vital.
Not matter whether you are a CEO or an apprentice, there are certain ways in which you are expected to speak to your colleague and superiors.
The importance of what you are expected to say is only emphasised by the things which you shouldn’t say.
For example, take a look at this post from Business Insider, which lists some important phrases which shouldn’t be uttered, even if you’re friends with your boss.
It would be fair to suggest that those who have the hardest job communicating with co-workers are people in middle management.
The reason for this is that not only do they have to communicate with those above them, but also the staff who work under them. Both of these relationships require very different approaches.
One if the trickiest conversations any boss has is offering constructive criticism to an employee as part of feedback.
This is difficult because there are a number of reasons why constructive feedback can be misinterpreted as insults.
Thankfully, there’s no an infographic which can help any boss craft the perfect feedback meeting and avoid any awkward conversations.
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It has been created by Noticeboards Online and it’s called ‘How To Give Difficult Feedback At Work Without Hurting Feelings’. Take a look for yourself below.