If done incorrectly negative feedback can lead to resentment among your team. Fast Company takes a look at some advice for giving it to your coworkers straight. One tip: keep it short:
Length doesn’t correlate to success when it comes to delivering negative feedback; long conversations confuse as often as they clarify. Your goal is to communicate the negative feedback, not to produce a dazzling epiphany, a heartfelt apology, or a ton of emotive dialogue. Once you’ve communicated your message, get out of the conversation, and allow time and space for the feedback to work.
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