Give Useful Praise and Criticism

Giving feedback is one of the most important things a manager does. Knowing how to do it in a way that makes the process less painful for the giver and more useful for the recipient can make a big difference in how the feedback is received. The author of this article admits that when you offer job-related praise or criticism, you cannot control whether people will actually act on it. You cannot force them to be open to your suggestions. But you can maximize the odds that both of those things will happen by improving the way you deliver feedback. The author gives suggestions on how to provide feedback in an effective manner which can be rewarding for both the employee and the manager.