No matter what industry you’re in or where you work, chances are you have been both a giver and receiver of negative feedback at one point or another.
Criticism is an inevitable part of the workplace, but when it’s constructive it provides a host of benefits to both companies and employees. Whether you are a manager or an individual contributor, the feedback that you give your teammates and direct reports will directly impact their career development.
Providing constructive criticism also offers benefits to your company, as businesses that encourage frequent feedback have lower turnover and higher employee engagement.
By keeping a few key tips in mind, you’ll learn how to give honest, constructive criticism that will help your coworkers learn and get better, without feeling attacked.
Our friends at Fundera created a fun Infographic that offers tips for providing constructive feedback at work. With ideas like taking time to prepare before a tricky feedback conversation and balancing negative feedback with positive, these tips are guaranteed to help you be the best employee you can be.
Read on for 9 no-fail tips for giving constructive criticism at work.