Date Added: Jan 2010
Any time you criticize an employee, you're flirting with danger. If you do it right, both you and the employee will learn from the experience and there will be no bad feelings. If you do it wrong, the employee may sulk for weeks, and your long-term working relationship could suffer. When you need to criticize an employee, follow these leadership steps. Don't cut into an employee's important time. Make sure there are no deadlines looming and don't ask the person to stay after work or come in early. Also, never carry on the conversation, or even start it, when other people are around. Find a private place where you know you won't be interrupted.