Have you ever received feedback from a respected mentor or manager that was so harsh that it blindsided you? Harsh or negative feedback is not usually intended to be malicious or spiteful in nature. And yet, the way it is delivered to us can be nothing short of soul-crushing.
While giving negative feedback can be really hard for managers, it isn’t any easier for the employees to receive it and instantly be motivated to improve their performance.
A negative performance review can be tough to accept and may sometimes demotivate you, but it is important to bounce back and drive yourself to the next level of success. Knowing that you failed at your job can be upsetting; especially when you are more used to appreciation than criticism.
Giving feedback is easy if you are one of those people who have no problem talking and can navigate their way around people with great ease. But for the rest of us, who are afraid of giving feedback, especially the negative kind, it is not so easy.
This article is part of a series of article on feedback. Our earlier article was based on how to deal with negative feedback in the workplace.
Negative feedback is the worst.