Giving negative feedback constructively, help please

(7 Posts)
WorrySighWorrySigh Mon 06-May-13 16:27:08

From the opposite perspective - I am a new employee struggling to make my boss happy with my performance here are some thoughts:

- praise her for what she does well - even if this is part of the job eg 'I was pleased with the way you dealt with X, Y, Z however I feel that you werent accurate/neat/whatever enough when you did A, B, C. You can do it when you are carrying out X, Y, Z, what is the problem in A, B, C?'

- are your expectations realistic? Have you tried detailing the job to someone else who doesnt know it?

- have you given her a methodology to allow her to check her own work? Are you giving her time to check her own work?

- is she getting paralysed by nerves? If you are nervous of getting it wrong yet again you can find yourself locked in a loop of doing and redoing the same piece of work.

Bigwuss Mon 06-May-13 12:05:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Champagnebubble Sat 04-May-13 19:11:49

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acrabadabra Sat 04-May-13 17:17:48

Give her the 'shit sandwich' talk.

Two things she's good at even if it's just wooly stuff like timekeeping and being flexible, with what she has to work on in the middle. Keep the most positive thing to last to build her back up after.

So glad I am not a manager anymore. Hate these conversations. Good luck.

Bearandcub Sat 04-May-13 16:53:49

Well you could explain that what you are doing is helpful and supportive and make it clear, the next options might be Capability Procedure or Disciplinary.

The bottom line is as long as you are being fair about it and kind/ pleasant in your tone and approach, the emotional aspects are hers to deal with.

Disclaimer - PMT so everyone's a fucker.

WipsGlitter Sat 04-May-13 16:49:50

I have absolutely no advice but am watching as I have a similar employee. She's been there way longer than me and knows loads but has zero initiative which pisses our boss off no end.

Bigwuss Sat 04-May-13 16:47:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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