How to give constructive criticism in the workplace

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𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹, 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗼𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻.

Many people miss the mark on conveying constructive criticism to people, mostly trying to relay what they need to work on.

This technique is called the sandwich technique (yea) and it’s a great technique because not only does it make it easier for you to convey the negatives, but you will make them feel better by overwhelming them with positives, which leads them to get more motivated while at the same time fixing the problem you’ve assessed.

I learned this technique on my own, then started doing some research about it. The technique for me works. I peer tutored young teenagers, and it works on talking to kids who you have never spoken with yet, as it’s a great introduction to start with, and it makes them more comfortable with you, while still being direct.

From an music teacher

 

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