Do you use the “praise sandwich feedback” approach at work? If you don’t know it, the approach is this: you take a piece of negative feedback and layer it between two pieces of positive feedback. If you do know it and use it, consider reading these pieces for better ways on how to give feedback:
- Nine Tips for Giving Better Feedback at Work
- Stop Giving ‘Praise Sandwich Feedback’ (and What to Do Instead)
We all benefit from good feedback. Deliver it better. I’m sure you can.
P.S. One of the articles argues for Radical Candor. I can see it’s appeal, but I wrote before why it is usually not a good way to provide feedback. My arguments against it are here.