Keep Critique of Your Employees Private


There are many leaders who believe in the adage “praise in public, critique in private.” While there are certainly exceptions to this rule, it’s a good general guideline to follow when you are the leader of a company so long as you are consistent with your messages.

Nobody likes to hear criticism. What they dislike even more is being criticized in front of the rest of their team members. If public criticism becomes a regular occurrence in your workplace, it can breed resentment and unhappiness and slow down productivity. Which hopefully is not the result a people manager desires.

Here are some ways you can handle criticism in a more professional and productive manner to keep the morale of your employees high:

Again, there are some exceptional cases in which you may have to give quick criticism in public, but in general, for the sake of employee morale, it’s best to keep it to one-on-one meetings.

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