Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Reprimand and Praises

Reprimand in person (in private). Praise in writing.

The expanded version: When you reprimand in person, you can read their reactions, you give them an opportunity to respond or ask questions, and it can be informal. There is a place for written reprimands (e.g., documenting abuse for legal purposes) but I’ve seen too many managers give written reprimands as a way to avoid their fear of conflict. Praise in writing, so they can remember, and they know you mean it.IMG_1577


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This entry was posted on January 19, 2015 by in Management and tagged .
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