No one likes to be the bearer of bad news.

Well, almost no one.

But when you’re employed, there’s a good chance you’re going to have to give negative feedback to someone at some point. Maybe you’re a manager who needs to have a tough conversation with a struggling team member, or you’re a worker addressing concerns with another worker during a peer-to-peer feedback session. Whatever the case, you will be called upon to give someone some not-so-nice comments some day.

Negative feedback is difficult to deliver (and receive), but it’s also necessary. We can only grow when we know the areas in which we’re falling short.

To help you give negative feedback in an effective and non-combative way, small business creditors Headway Capital created a handy infographic outlining the 12 rules of giving negative feedback. Check it out below:


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