How to give constructive feedback to an employee

  1. Start with, “Got a minute? Great. I need your help.”
  2. Next, say, “I noticed that [problem behavior goes here.] (Pause) I was wondering what’s causing this problem (pause), because it cannot continue. What do you suggest we do?”

Source: Why The “Velvet Hammer” Is a Better Way to Give Constructive Criticism

Toby Cryns

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